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Community right to bid


Community Right to Bid came into force in autumn 2012.

It aims to keep valued land and buildings (local assets) in community use by giving local people the chance to bid to buy them, if and when they come onto the market. 

Local assets could be things like:

  • a village shop
  • a community centre
  • a children’s centre
  • a library building
  • a local pub

These could be currently owned by the local council or other public body or a private company or person.

How it will work

Once in place, you will have the opportunity to nominate public and private land and buildings to be part of a register of ‘assets of community value’. If something on this register is offered for sale, the Right is triggered. You will then have up to six months to prepare a bid and compete to buy it.

Documents and Information

List of assets of community value (66kb)

List of assets of community value - unsuccessful (56Kb)

Nomination form (29Kb)

External links

My Community Rights website - more information on the community right to bid scheme, plus support and advice on preparing and submitting bids