What is a the Community Right to Bid?

Community Right to Bid

​Part 5 Chapter 3 of the Localism Act (2011) details regulations for Asset of Community Value and sets out the Community Right to Bid.

The Right came into force on 21 September 2012 and its purpose is to give communities a right to identify a property that is believed to be of value to their social interests or social wellbeing and gives them a fair chance to make a bid to buy the property on the open market if the property owner decides to sell. Currently, only eligible community groups, local parish councils or local neighbourhood planning forums and charities can nominate.

Making a nomination

It is important that your community group is eligible to nominate. You can only do this if you answer yes to the two questions below:

  • Do you have a local connection to the property you are wishing to nominate? and;
  • Are you an unincorporated community group with at least 21 members who are registered to vote in the Leeds area, a parish council, charity, industrial & provident society, local neighbourhood forum, company limited by guarantee or community interest company?

To nominate you must inform us of the address of the property, details of the owner, the extent of the site and why you feel it is an asset of community value. You must also provide evidence of your eligibility to nominate.

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