Experience of nominating community assets

The Community Right to Bid was introduced in 2011 and allows the nomination of ‘Assets of Community Value’, giving the community 6 months to bid for it if the property comes up for sale. In the absence an official database, Tessa Lynn of the University of Reading, who is carrying out research into the use of this right, has been monitoring the assets being nominated.

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Issues around community asset transfer in Wales

VoluntaryNews recently mentioned the Welsh Government’s consultation around protecting/transferring community assets in Wales.

Welsh umbrella body WCVA sees this as an important consultation, and would like to get as many viewpoints from across the sector as possible. See ‘Protecting community assets – how you can help‘.

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Legal help around community buildings

New guidance on the law about buildings and land designed to help busy managers of community buildings has been published on the Building Assets website.

The resource has been developed by Russell Cooke Solicitors, and should also be useful “for trustees and members of management committees and all in the sector who want to check or improve their understanding of the law in this vital area”.

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