The Valuers Registration Board (VRB) is an independent statutory body administered by LINZ. The VRB regulates registered valuers and investigates complaints about them.
Here you can apply for registration or learn about the process for complaints about a registered valuer.
The VRB operates under the Valuers Act 1948. Board members are appointed for a period of three years by the Minister for Land Information.
The current members of the VRB are:
- Evan Gamby
- Phillip Curnow
- Hekiara Puketapu
- Ken Taylor
- the Valuer-General, Neill Sullivan. Neill is the ex-officio chair of the VRB.
Information for valuers
Apply for registration
The VRB registers qualified valuers who meet the standards and requirements (including educational requirements) as set out in its Registration Requirements Manual. You can contact the Registrar of the VRB (see address below) to request a copy of the manual and an application form, or download the following from the attachments below:
- Registration Requirements Manual 2013
- Valuer Registration Application Form
Registered valuers are required to pay an annual registration fee. If you practise as a registered valuer for the public, you must also take out an annual practising certificate from the VRB for a fee. Fees are published in the current Registration Requirements Manual.
Complaints about a registered valuer
The VRB may discipline registered valuers who do not meet its standards and requirements in carrying out their work. If you are not satisfied with the valuation done by a registered valuer on a property, you can formally apply to the VRB to have your complaint investigated.