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History and Background

Tanzania Institution of Valuers and Estate Agents (TIVEA) was officially established on April 4th 1997 after years of debate and months of preparations.

140 valuers and estate agents met at the University Collage of Lands and Architectural Studies “UCLAS” (currently known as Ardhi University) in Dar es Salaam. The meeting was in response to a call by a steering committee which had been set up during the National Valuation Workshop held on December 4th-5th 1996 to work out modalities of the formation of TIVEA.

TIVEA was formed mainly due to the lack of a forum for members of the land economy surveying disciplines and secondly in response to rampant and sometimes unethical professional practices in the country.

The Institution of Surveyors of Tanzania (IST) was in existence bringing together land surveyors and land economy surveyors.However, it was felt that time had come for the land economy surveying profession to exert more influence in the economy in general and the operations of the property market in particular, especially in view of the changing socio-economic circumstances which are ushering in the private sector as the engine of growth after decades of central state control of the economy.