Transfer of premises
When licensed premises change hands, the new owner or operator must transfer the premises licence as soon as possible. This can be done before the transfer date specifying the date that it will became effective.
How to apply
Before applying, read the guidance notes for details of how to apply, the eligibility criteria, fees and the documentation you will need to provide. This information can be found in the transfer of premises licence application pack.
Premises licence transfer
Consent to transfer
Immigration Act 2016 - right to work and immigration status
From 6 April 2017, individual applicants and applications from partnerships which are not limited liability partnerships are required to provide documentation to prove entitlement to work/immigration status.
To hold a licence an individual or member of a partnership must be resident in the UK and:
- Have the right to live and work in the UK and
- Have no conditions preventing them from doing the licensable activity
To prove this you need to include copies or scans (which don’t need to be certified) of the following documents:
After 6 April if the licence holder no longer has the right to work in the UK the premises licence will be invalid.
The fee for a transfer of premises licence is £23.
What happens next
The application may take effect immediately or on a date specified in the application form. We will issue you with a revised premises licence and licence summary.
If the chief officer of police for the area where the premises is situated is satisfied that the exceptional circumstances of the case are such that granting the application would undermine the crime prevention objective, he must give a notice of this to the licensing authority within 14 days. We will then hold a hearing to determine the notice given by the police.