Community Right to Bid

There are three specific provisions in the Localism Act that are designed to increase the ability of local communities to influence things that directly affect their lives.

  • the community right to challenge
  • the community right to bid
  • the community right to build

For full details of these rights see My Community Rights (external website)

Assets of community value: property or land currently up for sale

Assets of community value: property or land currently up for sale
Asset of community value (ACV)Public noticeLocationDeadline
The Beaconsfield Arms, 110 Hughenden Road, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, HP13 5PB Assets of Community Value public notice The Beaconsfield Arms [PDF | 236KB] The Beaconsfield Arms: location on My Wycombe 17.00 4th July 2017

To express an interest in bidding for any of the ACVs listed, please download and complete:

List of assets of community value

We aim to update the following Excel spreadsheets once a week:

Other formats:

Assets of community value

The community right to bid gives communities a right to nominate a property that is believed to be of value to their social interests or social wellbeing: assets of community value. The Localism Act gives communities a fair chance to make a bid to buy assets of community value on the open market if the property owner decides to sell.

Making a nomination

It is important that your community group is eligible to nominate an asset to be included on the list. You can only do this if you:

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

To nominate a facility you must provide:

  • the address of the property
  • details of the owner
  • the extent of the site
  • why you feel it is an asset of community value
  • evidence of your eligibility to nominate

Download:

Send completed nomination forms to:

Email: communityrights@wycombe.gov.uk

By post:

Community Right to Bid
Queen Victoria Road
High Wycombe
Bucks
HP11 1BB

Once we have received the completed form we will check the eligibility of the nomination and then assess whether it meets the criteria. If we feel the property does have community value it will be added to the "List of assets of community value". Assets will remain on the list for five years and a land charge will be registered against the property. We aim to assess nominations within eight weeks of receipt.

If the nomination is ineligible, we will notify the nominee and provide an explanation as to why it was unsuccessful. In such circumstances the property will be added to the list of "Unsuccessful community nominations". There is no appeal or review process for unsuccessful nominations.

Making a bid/expressing an interest

Where the owner of a property that is on the "list of assets of community value" wishes to sell the property, they must inform us. We will publicise this on our website as well as informing the group that nominated the property for the list.

If you want to make a bid you must inform us within six weeks of us telling you the property is available to purchase.

Download:

Send completed nomination forms to:

Email: communityrights@wycombe.gov.uk

By post:

Community Right to Bid
Queen Victoria Road
High Wycombe
Bucks
HP11 1BB

If you do express an interest there is a six months period for you to put together the bid. The six months runs from when the owner advises us of their intention to sell and not from when you inform us of your intention. This is known as the 'moratorium period'.

At any point before the end of the six months you may enter into negotiations with the property owner providing the owner is willing to do this. At the end of the moratorium period if you have successfully put a bid together the owner will have the option to either accept your bid or sell the property freely on the open market. We will not be involved in this process but we would ask that we are kept informed of developments.

Community asset transfer policy

Read our Community asset transfer policy.