How do I transfer a premises licence?
If the business is sold to a new owner, an application can be made to transfer the licence to that person under The Licensing Act 2003.
The new intended licence holder must apply to transfer the licence.
Please note that a transfer only changes the identity of the holder of the licence and does not alter the licence in any other way.
If the licensee wants to vary any of the licensing activities or conditions it will be necessary to apply for a variation of premises licence.
What I need to do?
The previous/current premises licence holder must complete the transfer consent form.
You will need to upload evidence of your right to occupy the premises. If you have not obtained consent then you need to show what steps you have taken to do this.
You need to upload evidence of your right to occupy the premises. This could be a lease or sale agreement.
You will need to return the existing premises licence to us by post. The address will be provided upon completion of the application. Please note if you cannot return the licence you will have to pay an additional £10.50 for a copy of the license to be processed with this application.
Please note that that this process is only intended to change the identity of the holder (in other words a name change) and does not change the current licence in any way. If the new licensee wishes to vary the licence in any way then a new variation application needs to be completed.
To complete a new variation licence please go to “Make a variation to your licence “in this section.
You will have to pay a fee of £23.
Transfer your licence
(you will need to login or create a Business Account)
Read terms and conditions.