Community right to bid

Nominating an asset of community value

You can nominate an asset of community value if you are an eligible community or voluntary group.

Nominations can be made by:

  • neighbourhood forums
  • parish or town councils
  • unincorporated bodies
  • members must include at least 21 individuals
  • must not distribute any surplus it makes to members
  • charities
  • companies limited by guarantee who do not distribute surpluses to its members
  • community interest companies

An asset can be owned publically or privately, and could be, for example:

  • a local shop
  • a pub
  • a community centre
  • a library
  • a park
  • an open space

The asset needs to meet the criteria in the Localism Act 2011 to be successful.

Make a nomination 

To complete the nomination form, you will need details of:

  • the nominating group
  • the asset you are nominating, and its use    
  • the ownership and occupiers of the asset you are nominating
  • the reasons you are nominating the asset

You need to include supporting evidence with your nomination. 

We do not provide advice or assistance with nominations, and we recommend that you seek independent legal advice.

We assess each nomination we receive against:

If your group or the asset you are nominating is not eligible, your nomination will not be successful.

For more information about nominating assets, you can look at:

You can find information about ownership of land or buildings on the Land Registry.


A panel will make a decision on your nomination within eight weeks. After this time we will either add the nomination to:



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