Martin Hall, Senior Director of Davidson and Robertson, Scotland’s oldest firm of Valuers and Rural Consultants, has been appointed as a Recognised European Valuer (REV) by TEGOVA – the European Group of Valuers’ Association.
Newest European Valuer, Martin Hall has over 30 years of experience as a Rural Surveyor and is ideally placed to provide valuations in Scotland and Northern England. He is a past President of the Scottish Agricultural Arbiters’ and Valuers’ Association (SAAVA), an examiner for the Central Association of Agricultural Valuers (CAAV) and Honorary Vice President of the Royal Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland (RHASS). He is also a member of the Agricultural Law Association, the Compulsory Purchase Association and was appointed to the CAAV President’s Panel of Arbitrators in 2021.
Commenting on his appointment Martin said “In these changing times, when investment in the environment and carbon footprint are growing in importance, the REV status enables European property investors to identify local UK valuers qualified to the European standard. I am one of only a few in the UK (and one of only two in Scotland), so it will make the process easier for property owners in Northern England and Scotland looking to tap into pan European investors.”
According to TEGoVA, “the greatest impact of REV is on local clients. In times of economic uncertainty, local clients seek out professionals with special knowledge and experience who can help them make difficult investment and pricing decisions. Here, the competitive edge for REV valuers lies in their guaranteed minimum level of education and experience and the capacity to interpret global and local valuation impacts that comes from demonstrated familiarity with European Valuation Standards.”
As the rural environment continues to change, being recognised as a European Valuer will help smooth the transition for Scottish property owners looking to work with European prospects.