Transferring a Premises Licence
Guidance on how to transfer a Premises Licence under the Licensing Act 2003.
This process is for those individuals or businesses who wish to take over an existing premises licence. There are two forms to complete.
As from 6 April 2017 any individual wishing to transfer an existing premises licence into their name must have the right to work in the United Kingdom, and produce documents with their application which demonstrates their entitlement to work in the UK (see notes at the back of the application form).
Complete the form headed 'Application to transfer a premises licence to be granted under the Licensing Act 2003' [56KB]. This must be completed and signed by the applicant who wishes to be the premises licence holder, (or a solicitor or an authorised agent on their behalf). The form will not be accepted if it is signed by anyone else.
The form headed 'Consent of premises licence holder to transfer' [PDF 27KB] must be completed and signed by the person or business who are the existing premises licence holder.
The completed application form and consent form must then be submitted to the licensing authority, the police licensing department and Home Office Immigration Enforcement at the addresses given at the bottom of the page, along with the required proof of entitlement to work in the UK (photocopies of original documents are permitted).
The premises licence and summary must be enclosed with the application to the licensing authority so that it can be amended. These must be the originals. If this is not possible, please include a statement of the reasons for the failure to provide the licence in part 3 of the form. You may be required to apply for a duplicate licence.
The fee payable to the local Authority is £23. All cheques must be made payable to Erewash Borough Council.
To apply to transfer your licence online, please refer to Premises Licences.
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If you require any help with the completion of your form, please contact the Licensing Department on 0115907113 who will be happy to assist, or alternatively you may seek your own legal advice.
Erewash Borough Council
Tel: 0115 9071113
Fax: 0115 9071121
D Division Headquarters
Prime Park Way
Tel: 0300 1224911
Fax 0300 1227737