About the New Zealand Institute of Valuers



The New Zealand Institute of Valuers (NZIV) was formed in 1938, and given a statutory role in 1948 with the passage of the Valuers Act 1948.

The NZIV merged operations with the Property Institute in the year 2000, however, due to its duties in section 10 of the Valuers Act, the NZIV continues to exist as a legal entity itself, with the NZIV Council serving also as the Property Institute’s Valuers Council. The NZIV also maintains its own Rules and Code of Ethics .

In general, operational and administrative functions of the NZIV are delivered by the Property Institute, and this relationship is governed by a Service Level Agreement and the NZIV annual budget.;

Councillors serve as representatives on National Committees with the President sitting on the Institute’s Board.

The Valuers Council of the New Zealand Institute of Valuers is comprised of:

  • 3 members from each of the three regions (Northern, Central and Southern)
  • the President
  • Valuer-General or their representative.


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Complaints against members of the NZIV are referred to the Professional Practices Committee.


If the complaint is regarding a registered valuer, the complaint is handled in accordance with the Valuers Act 1948 and referred to the Valuers Registration Board. The Valuers Registration Board is an independent statutory body administered by Land Information New Zealand. You can find out more about the Valuers Registration Board here.


Before submitting a complaint, please be sure to have read the information on the  Complaint and Discipline process

Please note as part of the complaints process, you are likely to be contacted to provide further supporting documentation, such as copies of any reports received.


To submit a complaint please click here