Community right to bid & challenge

Bid for a community asset

Only community interest groups that meet the government's criteria can bid to buy a community asset.

The following organisations are eligible to bid:

  • parish councils
  • charities
  • Community interest companies

Or, one of the following, provided it does not distribute any surplus it makes to its members, and any surplus it makes are wholly, or partly, applied for the benefit of the administrative area of Lichfield District Council, or one of our neighbouring authorities:

  • A company limited by guarantee.
  • An industrial and provident society.

In addition, a bid body must have a local connection, which means that its activities are wholly or partly concerned with the administrative area of Lichfield District Council, or one of our neighbouring authorities.

If you would like to bid for a community asset, you must do so within six weeks, otherwise the owner is free to sell their property as they see fit.

If you would like to find out about whether any community assets are for sale and how to bid for community assets, please email or write to:

Mark Hooper, Democratic & Legal Services, Lichfield District Council, District Council House, Frog Lane, Lichfield, WS13 6YU.