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Valuers Act [Chapter 27:18]
February 01, 2006

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Valuers Act [Chapter 27:18]
Acts 5/1996 (Modified by S.1. 206/1996), 22/2001.

AN ACT to establish a Valuers Council; to provide for the registration of valuers and the regulation of the practice of valuers in Zimbabwe; and to provide for matters incidental to or connected with the fore-going.
[Date of commencement: 1st February, 2006 - fixed by Statutory Instrument 16 of 2006.]

PART I

PRELIMINARY

1 Short title and date of commencement

(1) This Act may be cited as the Valuers Act [Chapter 27:18]1.
(2) This Act shall come into operation on a date to be fixed by the President by statutory instrument2.

2 Interpretation
In this Actó

(1) In this Act—

“certificate of registration” means a certificate issued in terms of paragraph (a) of subsection (3) of section twenty-two;

“chairman” means the chairman of the Council and includes any member elected to act as chairman under subsection (4) of section twelve;

“Council” means the Valuers Council established by section three;

“employee”, in relation to a body corporate, includes a director;

“immovable property” includes a right in respect of or an interest in immovable property;

“member” means a member of the Council;

“Minister” means the Minister of Local Government, Public Construction and National Housing3 or any other Minister to whom the President may, from time to time, assign the administration of this Act;

“prescribed”, unless otherwise specified, means prescribed in regulations made in terms of section forty-five;

“Register” means the Register of Valuers established in terms of subsection (1) of section twenty-two;

“registered” means registered as a valuer in terms of this Act;

“Registrar” means the Registrar of Valuers referred to in section twenty-one;

“valuation of immovable property” means the preparation of a written estimate of the value of any immovable property.

(2) Subject to this Act or any other enactment to the contrary, a person shall be deemed to be practising as a valuer for the purposes of this Act if on one or more occasions he undertakes the valuation of immovable property.

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1 This is the Chapter number assigned by the Law Reviser.
2 1st February, 2006, fixed by Statutory Instrument 16 0f 2006.
3 Definition has been modified to reflect the assignment made by Statutory Instrument 88/2001 following changes in Ministerial portfolios and responsibilities.

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