Community Right to Bid Scheme

Local community organisations, voluntary bodies, parish and town councils are able to identify land and buildings that provide an important service in their community. These community organisations can nominate these assets for inclusion on a register of assets of community value, which will be maintained by the council for assets within the borough of Reigate and Banstead.

If an asset on the register comes up for sale, community organisations may have up to six months in which to raise capital and bid to buy the asset, before it can be sold on the open market. Examples of eligible assets include local shops, pubs, community centres, libraries, playgrounds, swimming pools and markets.

The following registers give details of nominations received, accepted nominations and unsuccessful applications:

The Community Right to Bid Assets of Community Value (England) Regulations 2012 is part of the Localism Act 2011 and came into force from 21 September 2012.

Notices of intention to dispose of Assets of Community Value

The following notices gives details of assets which the Landowner has notified the Council of its intention to make a disposal. It also provides details of the interim and full moratorium periods.

How to make a nomination

Community groups have to meet certain criteria and provide supporting evidence to be eligible to nominate an asset.

To assist you we have created a Nomination Form (Word 7.0 document [161.3Kb]). Completed forms should be sent by email to right-to-bid@reigate-banstead.gov.uk. Alternatively, you may send your nomination by post to:

Community Right to Bid
Legal Services
Reigate and Banstead Borough Council
Town Hall
Castlefield Road
Reigate
RH2 0SH

Help and guidance

The council has produced a community right to bid summary (PDF document [235.4Kb]) which provides guidance on how the council will administer and process community right to bid applications.

This and the information on the following website may be useful to you when considering a nomination. It is not and must not be taken as a statement of the law. Owners and community groups should take legal advice when considering their options under the Community Right to Bid scheme.

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