The Valuation and Property Service Department (JPPH) of the Ministry of Finance Malaysia, began as the Valuation Division on June 1, 1957. Currently it has a staff strength of 2,101 of which 260 are professional valuers. The functions and activities of the Department has expanded to cover many areas of expertise relevant and related to the real estate industry.
The Head of the Department is the Director General of Valuation And Property Services whose functions and duties are as stipulated in the Valuers, Appraisers and Estate Agents Act, 1981(Act 242). The Act also provides that the Director General of Valuation And Property Services is concurrently the President of the Board of Valuers, Appraisers and Estate Agents, Malaysia.
JPPH operates from its branches covering Peninsular Malaysia, Sabah and Sarawak headed by 14 State Directors and 38 District Valuers. JPPH Headquarters is responsible for the planning of policies, strategiies and procedure for all programmes and activities of the Department.
JPPH also has a research and training centre known as the National Institute of Valuation (INSPEN) located in Bangi, Selangor.
JPPH set up the National Property Information Centre (NAPIC) upon the recommendation of the National Economic Action Council (MTEN) on 9th September 1999. NAPIC is responsible to collect, collate and disseminate information related to the property industry.