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Transfer and variations

A premises licence can be transferred, for example if the premises are sold; to do this a Transfer application has to be made and submitted with a form of consent of the current licence holder. Only the police may make representations. These forms are obtainable from the Department of Culture Media and Sport link at the foot of this page.  

A premises licence can be transferred, for example if the premises are sold. To do this a Transfer application has to be made and submitted with a form of consent of the current licence holder. For Transfers only the police may make representations.

The licence holder may apply to the licensing authority to vary the licence. Variations could include the opening times of the premises, or even changes to the physical shape of the premises covered by the licence. More probably, it will relate to the licensable activities of the licence or conditions attached to the licence.

Provided the application to vary is not to extend the period for which the licence has effect or to vary substantially the premises to which it relates, the licensing authority must make the variation. A fee will be charged for any application to vary a premises licence.

Applications to vary the licence have to be made on an Application to Vary Premises or an Application to Vary Club Registration. In these cases representations can be made by interested parties such as local residents or responsible authorities.

Changes to the Designated Premises Supervisor

Where the variation is only the named Designated Premises Supervisor a simpler form of application is made on an Application to vary a premises licence to specify an individual as designated premises supervisor form available. Again it is only the police who in very restricted circumstances may make representations.