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We have compiled profiles of the valuation regulatory infrastructure in over 100 countries from around the world.  The objective is to provide a resource providing oversight of the extent of valuation regulation globally and where and how the International Valuation Standards (IVS) are used.

 
For each country the following information has been collated:  

  • Any laws restricting who may provide certain types of valuation and, if so, the types of valuation.

  • If there are legal restrictions, the body responsible for certifying or approving valuers.

  • If there are any legal or regulatory requirements to use the IVS.

  • Whether the government or a government approved body issues or endorses the issue of national valuation standards.

To search for information on a country, select the country from the drop down list below.

A list of valuation profession organisations (VPOs) within each country* is also provided together with answers to the following questions:

  • Are they an IVSC member?

  • Do members have to follow IVS?

  • Does the organisation issue its own standards?

  • If so, do these include, replace or extend IVS?

* Where a VPO has operations and members in a number of countries we have only listed them in their country of origin.  We have classified any professional organisation that promotes its members as undertaking valuations of real property, business, intangible or financial assets as a VPO.

To compile these profiles we have used information from our own knowledge of the profession and public information available on the internet.  We acknowledge that there will be inaccuracies and omissions and welcome any additions or corrections.  Please contact us with any suggested updates to the current country information or details for any country not listed.  If possible, please include links to, or citations of, documents from which the information can be verified.

Addtional information and overview of research.

​CAUTION: The information in these profiles is for general guidance only and may change from time to time. You should not act on the information in the profiles, and you should obtain specific professional advice to before making any decisions or taking any action.


 

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Country

ZIMBABWE

Are there laws restricting who may provide certain types of valuation?  If so, what types of valuation are subject to restrictions?

Real property valuations only. There is no direct regulatory oversight of those providing business/intangible asset valuations.

If there are restrictions, who is responsible for certifying or approving valuers?

The Valuers Act 1996, which came into effect on February 1 2006 is administered by the Valuers Council of Zimbabwe through the Ministry of Local Government, Public Works, and National Housing. The Act established a Valuers Council to provide for the registration or valuers and the regulation of the practice of valuers

Does the  government or a government approved body issue or endorse the issue of valuation standards?

No

Is there a legal or regulatory requirement to use the IVS?

No

If yes, what are they called

n/a

Professional bodies whose members provide valuations in the Country

Real Estate Institute of Zimbabwe

Country

ZAMBIA

Are there laws restricting who may provide certain types of valuation?  If so, what types of valuation are subject to restrictions?

Real property valuations only. There is no direct regulatory oversight of those providing business/intangible asset valuations.

If there are restrictions, who is responsible for certifying or approving valuers?

The Valuation Surveyors Registration Board was established under the Valuation Surveyors Act.

Does the  government or a government approved body issue or endorse the issue of valuation standards?

No

Is there a legal or regulatory requirement to use the IVS?

No

If yes, what are they called

n/a

Professional bodies whose members provide valuations in the Country

Surveyors Institute of Zambia

Country

UGANDA

Are there laws restricting who may provide certain types of valuation?  If so, what types of valuation are subject to restrictions?

Real property valuations only. There is no direct regulatory oversight of those providing business/intangible asset valuations.

If there are restrictions, who is responsible for certifying or approving valuers?

The Surveyors Registration Act of 1974 provides for the establishment of the Surveyors Registration Board (the “Board”). One of the requirements of registration is membership of the ISU, which processes all applications on behalf of the Board.

Does the  government or a government approved body issue or endorse the issue of valuation standards?

No

Is there a legal or regulatory requirement to use the IVS?

No

(Note: The Ministry of Lands, Housing and Urban Development has issued a tender for the development of national valuation standards)

If yes, what are they called

n/a

Professional bodies whose members provide valuations in the Country

Institution of Surveyors in Uganda

Country

TANZANIA

Are there laws restricting who may provide certain types of valuation?  If so, what types of valuation are subject to restrictions?

Real property valuations only. There is no direct regulatory oversight of those providing business/intangible asset valuations.

If there are restrictions, who is responsible for certifying or approving valuers?

The Valuation and Valuers Regulation Act (2016) established a Valuers Registration Board.

Does the  government or a government approved body issue or endorse the issue of valuation standards?

No

Is there a legal or regulatory requirement to use the IVS?

Valuation methodology is prescribed in various Acts, most recently the Valuation and Valuers Registration Act 2016, which explicitly provides guidance on valuation practices.

If yes, what are they called

Professional bodies whose members provide valuations in the Country

Association of Real Estate Professionals of Tanzania

(AREPTA)

Country

SOUTH AFRICA

Are there laws restricting who may provide certain types of valuation?  If so, what types of valuation are subject to restrictions?

Real property valuations only. There is no direct regulatory oversight of those providing business/intangible asset valuations.

If there are restrictions, who is responsible for certifying or approving valuers?

The South African Council for the Property Valuers Profession (established in 1983 as the South African Council for Valuers) is a statutory body. All valuers must be registered with the Council.

Does the  government or a government approved body issue or endorse the issue of valuation standards?

No (see below)

Is there a legal or regulatory requirement to use the IVS?

The SACPVP makes IVS 2017 available to all registered valuers on its website.

If yes, what are they called

Professional bodies whose members provide valuations in the Country

South African Institute of Valuers (SAIV)


South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA)


South African Council for Property Valuers Profession (SACPVP)

Country

RWANDA

Are there laws restricting who may provide certain types of valuation?  If so, what types of valuation are subject to restrictions?

Real property valuations only. There is no direct regulatory oversight of those providing business/intangible asset valuations.

If there are restrictions, who is responsible for certifying or approving valuers?

The Institute of Real Property Valuers (IRPV) was established in 2010 under the law establishing and organising the real property profession in Rwanda. The Regulatory Council for Real Property Valuation certifies valuers and a list can be viewed at the National Land Centre (NLC), Ministry of Natural resources. IRPV is overseen by the NLC.

Does the  government or a government approved body issue or endorse the issue of valuation standards?

No

Is there a legal or regulatory requirement to use the IVS?

No

If yes, what are they called

n/a

Professional bodies whose members provide valuations in the Country

Institute of Real Property Valuers in Rwanda (IPRV)

Country

NAMIBIA

Are there laws restricting who may provide certain types of valuation?  If so, what types of valuation are subject to restrictions?

Real property valuations only. There is no direct regulatory oversight of those providing business/intangible asset valuations.

If there are restrictions, who is responsible for certifying or approving valuers?

The Property Valuers Profession Act 2012 established the Namibian Council for Property Valuers Profession for the registration of valuers.

Does the  government or a government approved body issue or endorse the issue of valuation standards?

No

Is there a legal or regulatory requirement to use the IVS?

No

If yes, what are they called

n/a

Professional bodies whose members provide valuations in the Country

Nambian Institute of Valuers

Country

MALAWI

Are there laws restricting who may provide certain types of valuation?  If so, what types of valuation are subject to restrictions?

Real property valuations only. There is no direct regulatory oversight of those providing business/intangible asset valuations.

If there are restrictions, who is responsible for certifying or approving valuers?

Valuation in Malawi is undertaken by Real Estate professionals registered under the Land Economy
Surveyors, Valuers, Estate Agents and Auctioneers' Act of 1989.

Does the  government or a government approved body issue or endorse the issue of valuation standards?

No

Is there a legal or regulatory requirement to use the IVS?

No

If yes, what are they called

n/a

Professional bodies whose members provide valuations in the Country

Surveyors Institute of Malawi

Country

KENYA

Are there laws restricting who may provide certain types of valuation?  If so, what types of valuation are subject to restrictions?

Real property valuations only. There is no direct regulatory oversight of those providing business/intangible asset valuations.

If there are restrictions, who is responsible for certifying or approving valuers?

The Valuers Act established Valuers Registration Board. Registered valuers must be full members of ISK – see below

Does the  government or a government approved body issue or endorse the issue of valuation standards?

No

Is there a legal or regulatory requirement to use the IVS?

No

If yes, what are they called

n/a

Professional bodies whose members provide valuations in the Country

Institution of Surveyors of Kenya (ISK)

Country

GHANA

Are there laws restricting who may provide certain types of valuation?  If so, what types of valuation are subject to restrictions?

No

If there are restrictions, who is responsible for certifying or approving valuers?

n/a

Does the  government or a government approved body issue or endorse the issue of valuation standards?

No

Is there a legal or regulatory requirement to use the IVS?

Yes

If yes, what are they called

The Land Valuation Division (LVD) of the Lands Commission, has developed valuation guidelines and standards (2012). Intended to guide valuers in the public sector to deliver high quality valuation of landed properties, plant and machinery, the guidelines and standards appear to be used more widely

Professional bodies whose members provide valuations in the Country

Ghana Institution of Surveyors

Country

EGYPT

Are there laws restricting who may provide certain types of valuation?  If so, what types of valuation are subject to restrictions?

Real property valuations only. There is no direct regulatory oversight of those providing business/intangible asset valuations.

If there are restrictions, who is responsible for certifying or approving valuers?

The Egyptian Financial Supervisory Authority the Central Bank of Egypt issue licences to real property valuers.

Does the  government or a government approved body issue or endorse the issue of valuation standards?

No

Is there a legal or regulatory requirement to use the IVS?

Yes – the Egyptian Financial Regulatory Authority

If yes, what are they called

Egyptian Real Estate Appraisal Standards

Professional bodies whose members provide valuations in the Country

Egyptian Association of Real Estate Appraisal

Country

BOTSWANA

Are there laws restricting who may provide certain types of valuation?  If so, what types of valuation are subject to restrictions?

Real property valuations only. There is no direct regulatory oversight of those providing business/intangible asset valuations.

If there are restrictions, who is responsible for certifying or approving valuers?

The Real Estates Professionals Act (2007) and the Real Estates Professional Regulations (2009) govern the provision of real property valuation.

The Act established the Real Estate Advisory Council to establish and maintain a register of real estate professionals including valuers.

Does the  government or a government approved body issue or endorse the issue of valuation standards?

No

Is there a legal or regulatory requirement to use the IVS?

Information awaited

If yes, what are they called

Professional bodies whose members provide valuations in the Country

Real Estate Institute of Botswana


Botswana Institute of Valuers