We are pleased to share with you the latest edition of the International Valuation Standards (IVS).

The latest edition updates IVS 2017 and will become effective from 31 January 2020. Early adoption is being encouraged by the IVSC.

Attached here you will find:

  1. A full PDF copy of the latest IVS (effective 31 January 2020). (download here)
  2. A ‘red-line’ version of the latest IVS showing the changes made since IVS 2017. (download here)

IVS has been updated by the IVSC technical standards boards following extensive consultations throughout 2018 and 2019.

Key updates to IVS

Here are a few things you need to know about the latest version of IVS:

  • Title: The year of publication is no longer included in the title of the standards. Instead, the ‘effective date‘ (the date at which the standards come into effect) will be clearly set out on the cover.
  • Effective date: The latest IVS becomes effective from January 2020. However, the IVSC encourages early adoption from the date of publication. Valuers will need to make clear which edition of the IVS they are using when preparing a valuation report.
  • New chapter: The updated IVS includes a new chapter, ‘IVS 220 Non-Financial Liabilities‘ as part of the intangible asset standards.
  • Technical revisions: Updates also include the technical revisions consulted on throughout 2018 and 2019.
  • Glossary: The IVS glossary has been updated to include new terms and to provide additional clarifications. These changes also reflect the IVSC’s ongoing efforts to align valuation standards, terminology and definitions.
  • Notable updates: Other key updates have been introduced in relation to ‘development property’ (IVS 410), ‘limitations’ (IVS 102), and ‘valuation models’ (IVS 105).
  • Changes from IVS 2017: A ‘red-line’ version of the updated IVS is also available for download, providing clarity on changes from IVS 2017.
  • Why the changes? The Standards Review Board expects to publish a ‘Basis of Conclusions’ document, explaining the rationale for all updates to IVS, within the coming weeks.
  • Translations: IVS is published by the IVSC in English. Translations of IVS are carried out by organisations including Valuation Professional Organisations and regulatory authorities. The IVSC will be working with these entities to support updates to existing translations.

An FAQ document has been published on the IVSC website to support the adoption of the latest version of IVS.

The AVAA will be updating all education material over the coming months to reflect the changes.

For more information please email natsec@avaa.com.au.