Members of the Institute of Professional Auctioneers and Valuers (IPAV ) received their Recognised European Valuer, or REV Certificate, at a function in the Institute of Technology, Tallaght, recently. The certificates were co-presented by the Minister of State at the Departments of Finance and Public Expenditure and Reform, Brian Hayes, and the chairman of TEGoVA, the European Valuers’ representative body, Roger Messenger. Among those to receive their certificates was Caroline Kirrane, Kirrane auctioneering, Main Street, Ballyhaunis.
In his comments, Minister Hayes stressed the importance of having the highest possible standards of valuation and said he was delighted to see IPAV now in a position to provide ‘Blue Book’ valuations. TEGoVA chairman Roger Messenger said valuers had a major role to play in the economic recovery of Ireland and other countries across Europe, and he was delighted to see so many IPAV members taking up that challenge.
IPAV chief executive Pat Davitt said it was not by accident that IPAV joined as a member association of TEGoVA. “TEGoVA has its head office in Brussels and is there at the cutting edge of policy-making and able to advise and influence European directives that affect all our lives as property professionals, such as the new Mortgage Services Directive.”