The Central Association of Agricultural Valuers (CAAV) is a specialist professional body representing, qualifying and briefing over 2600 members practising in a diverse range of agricultural and rural work throughout England, Wales and Scotland. CAAV members are agricultural and rural valuers who provide professional advice and valuation expertise on issues affecting the countryside from tenancy matters to sales and purchase of farms and land, from taxation and compulsory purchase to auctioneering, from conservation issues to farming structures.
The CAAV was formed in 1910 by representatives of local valuers’ associations to provide a national organisation with professional authority to represent valuers and ensure professional standards.
Long established experience, enthusiasm and forward-looking members have maintained the nationally recognised status of the CAAV.
The CAAV represents valuers and provides advice on a wide variety of matters affecting the countryside to Government in Westminster, Whitehall, Cardiff, Edinburgh and Brussels, including CAP reform, farm tenancies and agri-environment schemes. This places the CAAV at the forefront when briefing members on issues, assisting them to be in the best position to advise clients on current developments.
The CAAV maintains close contact with organisations representing rural interests, as well as other professional bodies, and works jointly with these organisations providing input on the many issues raised for the countryside in these rapidly changing times.