Agricultural valuers’ exam successes

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The Central Association of Agricultural Valuers (CAAV) has welcomed 75 successful new Fellows (FAAV) who have qualified in this year’s professional exams.

The demanding two-day practical, written and oral farm-based examinations were held physically at seven centres across Great Britain last month. Questions ranged from tenancies and environmental matters to taxation and compulsory purchase, as well as valuation.

“With all the professional and organisational difficulties of the pandemic, it is a tribute to the candidates and all involved that this number met the 65% pass mark required for Fellowship, says Jeremy Moody, secretary and adviser to the CAAV.

“The skills of appraisal, knowledge, judgement and advice across that spread of topics are especially needed when clients turn to trusted advisers for good, rounded advice and help through this time of great change in the agricultural and rural economy.

“As an exacting test, the examinations set the benchmark for agricultural valuers as professionals supporting farmers and landowners. They call on the experience, hard work and preparation of the candidates, also the commitment of examiners and all others involved.”

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