Are you looking for sworn valuers Melbourne?
Do you know the term sworn valuer means the same thing as a licensed or registered property valuer, and it relates to a licensed valuers report being used in court, and it having to be sworn into evidence.
The term sworn valuer is an old term that has been predominantly replaced by either the term registered valuer or licensed valuer. All three terms have the same meaning and are interchangeable names for a registered property valuer who is a member of the Australian Property Institute, and the local state chapter of it.
In Victoria all property valuers are registered with the local head office which is situation in Beach Street, Port Melbourne.
We have detailed elsewhere on our website what a property valuer is, and how a person may become a property valuer, so this post is just a clarification in regards to the term which we still occasionally hear from client when looking for a property valuer.
All property valuers must maintain ongoing membership of the API and undertake the ongoing training and professional development as required.
As sworn valuers, a large percentage of our work relates to matters that are legal in nature, and are used in mediation or court.
In some of these cases we are required to sign an affidavit where we will swear in front of a qualified witness such as a solicitor that the report we have provided is true and correct, and that we are registered property valuers.
The report is then submitted to court as evidence. In cases where a dispute cannot be resolved it may require the appearance of the property valuation in the witness box to provide further evidence and be cross examined if required by the other parties.
Sworn valuers Melbourne are a big part of our valuation practice and if you have any questions in regards to the term, what services we may be able to provide you, or anything else feel free to contact us for further information.
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