Assets of Community Value

Community Right to Bid and Assets of Community Value


Community Right to Bid was introduced in 2012 under the Localism Act 2011. It gives community groups and other bodies the opportunity to nominate community assets (buildings or land) for listing as an Asset of Community Value. Then if/when the owner of a listed asset wishes to sell the asset the community group has the option to submit a bid to purchase it.

Community Right to Bid is a two stage process:-

  1. Nomination of an asset as an Asset of Community Value (ACV) 
  2. Bidding (Community Right to Bid) on an asset listed as an ACV

For more information on nominating an asset as an Asset of Community Value please see our ACV Nomination page.

For more information on Community Right to Bid please see our CRB page.

As this process is both complex and legalistic, we strongly encourage any group who is interested in nominating an asset to take appropriate professional advice prior to submitting their application.

If you are the owner of an asset listed as an ACV please read our guidance page.