Member of Institute of Professional Auctioneers & Valuers

The Institute of Professional Auctioneers and Valuers (IPAV) was founded in 1971. It was established to provide an organization for Auctioneers and Valuers to protect, advance and promote the professional standards of Auctioneers and Valuers.
IPAV promotes the public interest in the professional competence of its members and protects the interest of its members between themselves, non-members and the general public. Currently IPAV has in excess of 950 practising members.
IPAV provides full-time and part-time education courses to educate existing and aspiring Auctioneers and Valuers to the high professional standards expected of an IPAV member. In addition to this, IPAV provides continuous professional development and regular publications for its members, keeping them informed of new legislation and practices in all aspects of auctioneering and valuation in Ireland.
IPAV has a Code of Conduct to which its members are expected to adhere. This Code outlines what IPAV considers to be good professional behaviour in Auctioneering and Valuation.
If you are unhappy with an Auctioneer or Valuer who is a member of IPAV and would like to make a formal complaint, please click here to find out more about IPAV’s Complaints and Disciplinary Procedure.
Member firms contribute to IPAV’s Deposit Protection Fund. This fund provides added protection to members of the public who pay a deposit to IPAV member firms.
IPAV has nominating rights to Seanad Éireann and has regular communication with government departments, local authorities and many other appropriate bodies in the building and property industry in Ireland.
IPAV is a member of the Confederation of European Estate Agents (CEI) which represents over 45,000 estate agents throughout Europe.