Interim Authority Notice

Interim authority notice following the death, incapacity or insolvency of a premise licence holder.

Licence summary

If the premise licence has lapsed because the holder of the licence:

a) has died

b) becomes a person who lacks capacity (within the meaning of the Mental Capacity Act 2005) to hold the licence

c) becomes insolvent

d) is dissolved, or

e) if it is a club, ceases to be a recognised club

There is a twenty eight day period whereby the licence can be reinstated by an interim authority notice or a Transfer of Premises Licence.

 

Eligibility criteria

A person who has a prescribed interest in the premises (has a legal interest in the premises as a freeholder or leaseholder) or a person who is connected to the former holder of the premises licence before the lapse occurred.
 

Regulation summary

A summary of the eligibility criteria for this licence

 

Application evaluation process

Applications must be sent to the licensing authority and the relevant Police Authority for the area where the premises are located.

Applications must be made on the appropriate prescribed form and be accompanied by a fee of £23.00.

 

Will tacit consent apply?

Yes. This means that you will be able to act as though your application is granted if you have not heard from the local authority by the end of the target completion period, which is subject to the submission of all information required. The timescale is 20 days after receipt of a valid application.

If you are submitting this application by post tacit consent will only apply when the business can show proof of delivery from the Post Office or recognised courier.  You are also strongly advised to obtain proof of delivery of the copy sent to the Chief of Police.

Timescales for processing an application do not start until all the necessary information has been received in full.

 

How to apply

You can apply by completing the following:

 

 The addresses for the relevant authorities in South Somerset are:

Liquor Licensing
PO Box 3259
Kenneth Steele House
Feeder Road
Bristol BS2 2EJ

The Licensing Manager
Licensing Service
South Somerset District Council
The Council Offices
Brympton Way
Yeovil
Somerset
BA20 2HT


Failed application redress

Please contact us in the first instance.

The Licensing Manager
Licensing Service
South Somerset District Council
The Council Offices
Brympton Way
Yeovil
Somerset
BA20 2HT

Telephone: 01935 462462

Contact us online

If an application for a licence is refused the failed applicant can appeal.

Appeals are made to a Magistrates' court within 21 days of notice of the decision.

The Magistrates Court
Petters Way
Yeovil
Somerset
BA20 1SW

Telephone: 01935 426281

 

Applicant redress

Please contact your Local Authority in the first instance.

The Licensing Manager
Licensing Service
South Somerset District Council
The Council Offices
Brympton Way
Yeovil
Somerset
BA20 2HT

Telephone: 01935 462462

Contact us online

 

Appeals

The applicant or the Chief Officer of Police who made a relevant representation may appeal against the decision made by the Licensing Committee.

Appeals are made to a Magistrates' court within 21 days of notice of the decision.

The Magistrates Court
Petters Way
Yeovil
Somerset
BA20 1SW

Telephone: 01935 426281


Consumer complaint

We would always advise that in the event of a complaint the first contact is made with the trader by you - preferably in the form a letter (with proof of delivery). If that has not worked, if you are located in the UK, Consumer Direct will give you advice. From outside the UK contact the UK European Consumer Centre.
 

Other redress

The chief police officer for the police area where the premises are located can apply to the licensing authority for a summary review of the licence if the premises are licensed to sell alcohol by retail and a senior officer has given a certificate that they are of the opinion that the premises are associated with either serious crime or disorder or both. The licensing authority must within 48 hours of receipt of the application consider whether it is necessary to take interim steps pending the determination of a review of the premises licence. A review hearing will be held with 28 days of receipt of the application and the licence holder and other interested parties may make representations.

A decision made by the licensing authority at a summary review of a premises licence does not have effect until the end of the period given for appealing against the decision or if the decision is appealed against, the time the appeal is disposed of.

Appeals are made to a Magistrates' court within 21 days of notice of the decision.

The Magistrates Court
Petters Way
Yeovil
Somerset
BA20 1SW

Telephone: 01935 426281

 

Trade associations

Association of Licensed Multiple Retailers (ALMR)
Broadcasting, Entertainment, Cinematograph and Theatre Union (BECTU)
Federation of Licensed Victuallers Associations (FLVA)
 

Public Register

View list of public registers.

View a list of Applications received for Premises Licences.

 
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