About Us

NAVA Propertymark protects and guides consumers, promoting the highest standards of professionalism throughout the auctioneering and valuation industry, from property to fine art and chattels and everything in between. We work to promote high standards through education and qualifications within the sector. NAVA Propertymark experts meet higher standards than the law demands and through this we offer greater protection to consumers.

What Makes a NAVA Propertymark Protected Expert Different?

Client Money Protection

When a NAVA Propertymark member accepts money either as a deposit or in full payment for property or chattels from purchasers, they have to belong to a client money protection scheme.

This gives you peace of mind as it is held in a designated client account which is annually inspected by an independent accountant with the reports being submitted to NAVA Propertymark.

This assurance means you will receive quality with a professional service from a NAVA Propertymark member but if anything does go wrong you will be protected without financial penalty.*

The Highest Standards

Members of NAVA Propertymark work to the highest standards for buyers and sellers.

1 The latest industry best practice

2 Consumer protection

3 High quality advice and guidance

NAVA evolved into NAVA Propertymark in February 2017, working with sister organisations NAEA Propertymark, NAEA Commercial and Propertymark Qualifications to improve the choices available to consumers. By holding our members accountable and by empowering consumers with knowledge and advice, we protect them and their money. 

Those using auctioneers and valuers who display the Propertymark Protected logo have the peace of mind that they enjoy Client Money Protection, Professional Indemnity insurance and membership of an independent redress scheme. Members are also subject to Propertymark's Conduct and Membership Rules and disciplinary procedures with sanctions for those who fall below the expected standards. 

Make sure you use an auctioneer or valuer displaying the logo so you are Propertymark Protected.

The Propertymark website allows you to search for estate agents, letting agents, auctioneers, valuers and inventory providers who are part of the ‘Propertymark Protected’ scheme and therefore ideal partners to work with you.


Associated Sites

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* Subject to Client Money Protection (CMP) scheme limits and criteria.

Presidential Committee

Joseph Trinder

Joseph Trinder MNAVA

Joseph began auctioneering for Wotton Auction Rooms in 2013 aged 19 and became a NAVA member that same year.

James Emson

James Emson MNAVA
Vice President

James is a Managing Director and Auctioneer at Clive Emson Auctioneers based in Kent.

Simon Berti FNAVA (Hon)

Simon Berti FNAVA (Hon)

Simon has been in publishing since 1990 working on local and regional magazines and newspapers before joining Antiques Trade Gazette in 1998. 

Phillip Arnold, President

Phillip Arnold PPNAVA, FNAEA

Phillip is owner and managing partner of Philip Arnold Auctions. He has over 30 years' experience in the property industry.