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.

Apply to transfer a premises licence

Before applying, please see details of how to apply, the eligibility criteria, fees and the documentation you will need to provide by:

Apply to transfer premises licence

Give consent to transfer

Fee to transfer premises 

The fee for a transfer of premises licence is £23.

Premises transfer application process

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.