Community right to bid

Community groups have a legal right to apply to the council to nominate local assets as being valuable to the community. 

If the nomination is successful, when the asset comes up for sale, community groups that wish to buy the asset will be given 6 months to make a bid.

It gives voluntary and community groups the chance to save important local places like pubs, libraries and village shops.

How to apply

The quickest way to nominate an asset as important to the local community is to complete the nomination form online.

Alternatively, you can download the nomination form (PDF, 468KB) and return it by email to or by post to Michela Leoni, Policy and Strategy, 6th Floor, Westminster City Hall, 5 StrandLondon WC2N 5HR.

Nominating community assets

Please read the guidance below before completing a nomination form; these documents provide useful advice in developing a nomination. We also recommend reading the guidance provided by My Community.

Regulations (PDF, 95.6KB)

Application guidance notes (PDF, 185KB)

Locality community right to bid guidance (PDF, 206KB)

Assets of Community Value

ACV table of successful nominations (DOC, 37KB)

ACV table of unsuccessful nominations (DOC, 25KB)

Review of listing decisions

The Clifton Hotel, 96 Clifton Hill, London, NW8 0JT - 1 July 2015

The Truscott Arms, 55 Shirland Road, London W9 2JD – 17 August 2015

Swan and Edgar Pub, 43 Linhope Street, London, NW1 6HL - 11 December 2015

Prince of Wales  public house, 351 Harrow Road, London, W9 3RS - 6 June 2016

Last updated: 24 October 2017
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