The community right to bid gives voluntary and community organisations and parish councils the opportunity to nominate an asset they believe is locally important to be listed as an ‘asset of community value’.
If the owner of a listed property wishes to sell, they must tell the council. The eligible community groups will then be able to bid to purchase the asset within six months. The owner is free to sell to whoever they want after this time has passed.
This is a building or piece of land that enhances the social wellbeing and interests of the local community. It can include cultural, recreational, or sporting interests, and the property can be either privately or publically owned. Refer to the regulations for further information.
To nominate, you must be:
You must also provide evidence that your organisation has a connection to Enfield or the neighbouring borough and that profits are used for the benefit of the community.
You will need to complete the nomination form (PDF), which will ask you to provide:
Once you’ve completed the form and assembled the necessary information, you will need to email firstname.lastname@example.org or post it to:
Strategic Property Services
PO Box No 51
Once your application is received, it will firstly be validated and we will then make a decision within eight weeks.
If your nomination is successful, the property owner will be told and the asset will be placed on the List of Assets of Community Value (PDF) for five years.
All unsuccessful nominations will be listed on a separate register for Unsuccessful Nominations of Assets of Community Value (PDF) for five years.
Only the owner of the nominated asset can appeal. If they are not satisfied with the outcome of the appeal, they can then make a second formal appeal to the Tribunal.