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Protect local buildings or land - The Community Right to Bid

The Community Right to Bid allows communities and parish councils to nominate buildings or land for listing (protection) as an asset of community value. An asset can be listed if its principal use furthers (or has recently furthered) their community's social well-being or social interests (which include cultural, sporting or recreational interests) and is likely to do so in the future.

This means that if it ever goes up for sale, you can ‘stop the clock’ for up to 6 months, giving you the opportunity to get together with your neighbours and raise the finances to bid to buy it.

Organisations that can nominate an asset of community value are:

  • Constituted Community/Voluntary Group
  • Parish/Town Council
  • Neighbourhood Forum
  • Un-constituted Community Group
  • Industrial and Provident Society
  • Community Interest Company
  • Company Limited by Guarantee
  • Charity

Read more information about the Community Right to Bid.

Read the legal documents for the Community Right to Bid:

Nominating a building or land for listing

Make a nomination for an Asset of Community Value (DOC, 153KB).

Read guidance on the Community Right to Bid and the application process.

List of assets nominated as an asset of community value

View details of assets nominated for listing as an asset of community value and the decision reached:

Decisions and appeals

If a community organisation nominates land or buildings that meet the definition of an Asset of Community Value, and the nomination came from a group entitled to nominate, then we  must include the asset on our list - it will remain on the list for at least 5 years.

If we decide that the nomination does not meet the criteria, then we will write to the group who nominated the asset and provide an explanation.

We will also keep a list of unsuccessful nominations for at least 5 years.

Landowners can ask us to review the inclusion of an asset on the list. If landowners are still unhappy with the decision they may appeal to an independent body, called a First Tier Tribunal by email: GRC.CommunityRights@hmcts.gsi.gov.uk