You must transfer a premises licence if you wish to take over a premises licence from the existing licence holder.
You can also apply for an Interim Authority Notice to temporarily carry out licensable activity at a premises for a period of up to three months.
You can usually only transfer a licence with the consent of the existing licence holder.
However, consent may not be required if you can demonstrate:
There's a fee of £23 to transfer a premises licence.
To apply for a premises licence transfer complete the following form
Alternatively you can download and complete the.
You will need to include a copy of the following:
You will need to send a copy of your application to the police. We will do this on your behalf if the application is submitted online
There will be a consultation period of 14 days starting from the day after we received your application.
This time allows objections to be made from the police.
Please note: the application provides the opportunity for the licence transfer to have immediate affect. If the application seeks to take immediate affect, the new licence holder can take on their role during the consultation period.
If there are no objections from the police, the transfer will be granted the day after the end of the consultation period. You will receive your licence or certificate within 10 days.
Objections must be based on the transfer not promoting one or more of the following licensing objectives:
If objections are received, a hearing will be held within 20 working days after end of the consultation period and you will be notified in writing.
If the application is granted the licence will be issued within 20 working days of the grant of the application.
Anyone at the hearing can appeal the decision.
Appeals must be made to a Magistrates court within 21 days of the decision being made.
To change or alter the activities on an existing licence please visit the page varying a premises licence or club premises certificate.