NIRVA - Northern Ireland Rural Valuers Association


NIRVA is the professional association for agricultural and rural valuers in Northern Ireland.

Founded in 2012, members advise farmers, landowners, lenders, charities, government and others on issues including

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Affiliation to the CAAV

In June 2015 NIRVA affiliated to the Central Association of Agricultural Valuers (CAAV) and so is now part of the UK-wide specialist professional association which has been representing, briefing and qualifying agricultural and rural valuers since 1910.

That gives NIRVA members the ability to be members of the CAAV with its larger resources as it:

For further information on the Central Association of Agricultural Valuers, please visit

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Joining the CAAV

Existing NIRVA members with 15 years’ experience of relevant work can join the CAAV as Associates. Others can join as Probationers and qualify as Fellows by examination.

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NIRVA Activity

NIRVA’s Renewable Conacre Agreement

With Northern Ireland’s major changes to who could apply for Basic Payment on conacre land, NIRVA with CAAV produced a renewable conacre agreement for members to give farmers confidence in taking and using conacre land in 2015. While drafted for 2015, it remains useful as a means to give longer term confidence to support beneficial management of the land.

Land Occupation Arrangements in Northern Ireland

NIRVA and CAAV are working on a review of this subject and the options for owners and farmers so that clients can have the best and most practical advice.

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Other Professions

As well as rural valuers, NIRVA welcomes membership from those in allied professions such as lawyers and accountants, offering a platform for discussion of issues at its programme of technical meetings.

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NIRVA Secretary
Matt Stuart
The Abercorn Estates Partnership
Baronscourt Estate Office
Baronscourt Estate
BT78 4EZ

Tel: 02881 661683

CAAV Secretary and Adviser
Jeremy Moody
Harts Barn Farmhouse
Monmouth Road
GL17 0QD

Tel: 01452 831815