The National Association of Valuers and Auctioneers is a professional self-regulating body for valuers and auctioneers across property, fine art and chattels.

The association merged with the National Association of Estate Agents (NAEA) in 2007 and rebranded as ‘NAVA Propertymark’ in 2017.

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Banks close down client accounts for some smaller auction houses due to anti-money laundering rules

15 August 2022

Chattels auction houses operating at the lower end of the market are being told to close client accounts as the banking sector tightens its rules.

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Revised anti-money laundering rules: five tips for auctioneers at the NAVA Forum

15 October 2019

A change to EU law, requiring auction houses, dealers and agents in art and antiques to carry out checks on transactions and customers, will come into force in January 2020 – regardless of Brexit.


Novice auctioneers take to the NAVA rostrum

14 October 2019

At annual competition hopefuls discover how connecting with bidders will be crucial to their career success

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NAVA novice auctioneers hear how 'the ability to inspire bidders' is key to their careers

11 October 2019

Mastery of the challenging but essential art of engaging with bidders helped one young auctioneer win the coveted NAVA ‘Novice Auctioneer of the Year’ award this week.


Lucy Gregory makes NAVA final

29 October 2018

An auctioneer from Dreweatts made the final of this year’s NAVA Propertymark Novice Auctioneer of the Year competition.

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Line up for NAVA’s Novice Auctioneer of the Year competition revealed

05 September 2018

Auctioneers from Christie’s, Chiswick Auctions, Dreweatts and Brettells will take part in this year’s NAVA Propertymark Novice Auctioneer of the Year competition.


Single place left in NAVA’s novice auctioneer event that for last year's winner, "completely transformed" her career

20 August 2018

Auctioneers with less than 12 months’ selling experience are being urged to apply to enter the NAVA PropertyMark ‘Novice Auctioneer of the Year’ competition.

NAVA says preserve the status quo in ivory consultation bid

08 January 2018

Auctioneer and valuer association NAVA Propertymark does not agree with the terms of the ivory ban proposed by Defra and is calling for government to replicate existing ‘pre-1947’ rules.


NAVA launches ivory ‘amnesty’ scheme

16 October 2017

Auctioneer association NAVA Propertymark is partnering with Border Force on a so-called amnesty scheme for items made from endangered species.


Christie’s rising star takes top spot in novice auctioneer test

09 October 2017

“Only a Rizla paper between them,” is what judge Philip Arnold declared as he announced the winner of the 2017 NAVA Propertymark Novice Auctioneer of the year.


Judge me on NAVA numbers, says Colin Young

09 October 2017

The president of NAVA Propertymark has promised to increase the membership of the auctioneer and valuer association during his tenure and reiterated his quest to get more auctioneers registered.

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NAVA head Colin Young's message to auctioneers: ‘Get qualified and regulated’

12 June 2017

The new president of The National Association of Valuers and Auctioneers (NAVA) has called for all auctioneers to be qualified and regulated.

Joe Trinder who joins Dawsons

Trinder leaves Wotton Auction Rooms to join Dawson’s

18 February 2017

Joe Trinder is leaving Wotton Auction Rooms, were he is auctioneer, valuer and cataloguer, to join start-up saleroom Dawson’s.

List of candidates announced for NAVA novice auctioneers’ award

03 September 2016

The list of contestants for this year’s NAVA Novice Auctioneer of the Year 2016 Awards has been released.

2016-17 NAVA president Joe Trinder

NAVA elect youngest ever president

09 August 2016

Joseph Trinder, 23, has been elected president of The National Association of Valuers and Auctioneers (NAVA) for 2016-17, the youngest member to hold the position in the association’s history.

Gavel prize for young auctioneers

29 February 2016

NAVA’s Young Auctioneer of the Year competition will take place on October 5 and will be supported by ATG.

NAVA weekend of auction expertise

03 August 2015

The 2015 NAVA Auctioneer of the Year competition takes place on September 23 at the Oxford Belfry.

NAVA call for entries for 2014 Auctioneer of the Year Award

07 July 2014

The National Association of Valuers and Auctioneers (NAVA) are calling for entries for the 2014 NAVA Auctioneer of the Year competition, which will take place on September 24 at the Stratford Manor Hotel, Warwickshire.

NAVA to bring property and chattels auctioneers together at autumn forum

23 June 2014

NAVA have announced their new Autumn Forum will take place on Thursday, September 25.

NAVA hope for big rise in membership

14 April 2014

NAVA (National Association of Valuers and Auctioneers) are hoping to boost membership after a shake-up of their application system which takes practical experience into consideration rather than having to take exams.