About us

DVS is the specialist property arm of the Valuation Office Agency (VOA). We provide independent valuation and professional property advice to bodies across the entire public sector, and where public money or public functions are involved.

DVS draws upon the wider pool of skills, expertise and resources around the VOA, and is one of the largest employers of RICS Chartered Surveyors in the UK. We offer a national service covering all of England, Wales and Scotland. We carry out a wide range of property advice work – from small commissions to large national instructions.

We provide services to public authorities including:

We’re responsible for:

  • valuations, including asset work
  • development viability consultancy and advice
  • strategic advice, including the preparation and development of an estate strategy
  • compulsory purchase and compensation
  • disposal (includes lettings or other commercial arrangements) of freehold and leasehold property
  • building surveying services, including dilapidations
  • landlord and tenant reviews, renewals, lease breaks and expired contracts

We’re suppliers on a number of significant property frameworks available for use by all public sector bodies including:

  • Crown Commercial Service (CCS) RM928
  • Homes and Communities Agency (HCA)
  • National Procurement Service for Wales (NPS)
  • Eastern Shires Purchasing Organisation (ESPO)

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