Learn about the current members of the Board, what to do if you have a complaint about a valuer, and how to apply for registration as a valuer.

The Valuers Registration Board (VRB) is an independent statutory body administered by LINZ.

Valuers Registration Board members

The current members of the Valuers Registration Board (VRB) are:

  • Evan Gamby 
  • Phillip Curnow
  • Ken Taylor
  • Victoria Murdoch 
  • Neill Sullivan, Valuer-General (Neill is the ex-officio chair of the Board).

The VRB operates under the Valuers Act 1948. The Minister for Land Information Board appoints members for a period of three years.

Complaints about a registered valuer

If you are not satisfied with the valuation on a property by a registered valuer, you can formally apply to the VRB to have your complaint investigated.

The VRB may discipline registered valuers who do not meet its standards and requirements in carrying out their work.

Apply for registration as a qualified valuer with the VRB

The VRB registers qualified valuers who meet the standards and requirements (including educational requirements) as set out in the Registration Requirements Manual.

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

Registration and annual practising certificate fees

If you practise as a registered user for the public must hold an annual practising certificate from the VRB, renewed annually for a fee.

View the fees in the Registration Requirements Manual (DOT 1MB)

Last Updated: 29 July 2021