Surveyors and Valuers Accreditation has appointed Hugh Dunsmore-Hardy, former chief executive of the National Association of Estate Agents, as a non-executive director.
SAVA has a government contract to disseminate information on the home condition report – a key part of the seller's pack scheduled for launch before 2005.
Dunsmore-Hardy has extensive experience of developing and delivering training programmes gained during his time with the NAEA and while working as regional estate agency manager with Bristol & West during the 1990s.
Ian Loncaster, SAVA chairman, says: “Hugh has a very positive, sound and pragmatic approach to improving the homebuying process and recognises that the current system fails the consumer at a number of levels.
“We are delighted that he has agreed to join the board of directors, bearing in mind the pivotal role that estate agents will play in delivering seller's packs.”
Dunsmore-Hardy says: “I very much look forward to working with the other members of the board during the lead up to implementation of seller's packs.”