Community Right to Bid

What is Community Right to Bid?

You can use the Community Right to Bid to put a hold on the sale of buildings and land that you think benefit your community, to give you time to put together a bid to buy them.

On this page you can find out how to nominate a building or land to be listed on the register and what that means for a building.​

The Community Right to bid gives members of the local community the right to nominate buildings and land (assets) that you think are important to your community for listing on the Register of Assets of Community Value.

The right came into force in September 2012 as part of the Localism Act 2011.

These buildings can be publicly or privately owned.

If a building or land on the register comes up for sale or for a lease of at least 25 years, you have up to six weeks to say whether or not you will bid for it and up to six months to prepare the bid to buy or lease it.

The owner does not have to sell the building or land to the community but you will be allowed time to put together a bid to buy it on the open market.