Transfer of Premises Licence

Information and advice on how to transfer a premises licence.

YOU ARE NOT ENTITLED TO BE ISSUED WITH A LICENCE IF YOU DO NOT HAVE THE ENTITLEMENT TO LIVE AND  WORK IN THE UK (OR IF YOU ARE SUBJECT TO A CONDITION PREVENTING YOU FROM DOING WORK RELATING TO THE CARRYING ON OF A LICENSABLE ACTIVITY). YOUR LICENCE WILL BECOME INVALID IF YOU CEASE TO BE ENTITLED TO LIVE AND WORK IN THE UK. 

PLEASE NOTE THAT ONLY THE NEW STYLE APPLICATION FORMS CAN BE ACCEPTED AS FROM 06 APRIL 2017.

Licence summary

If you wish to be become the new holder(s) of a premises licence you will need to complete the application form below.

Eligibility criteria

The new owner or tenant of a licensed premises (or their agent).

Regulation summary

A summary of the eligibility criteria for this licence

Application evaluation process

Applications must be sent to the licensing authority for the area where the premises are located together with a fee of £23.00.

Applications must be made on the prescribed form.

If the application is not made through the online process, applicants must also give a copy of the application form to:

 

Avon and Somerset Constabulary

Liquor Licensing                     
PO Box 3259
Bristol, BS2 2EJ

 

and

 

Home Office Immigration Enforcement                       
Alcohol Licensing Team
4 Lunar House
40 Wellesley Road

Croydon

CR9 2BY

  

The licensing authority must grant the application, if no relevant representations are received. If however, they are made and not withdrawn a hearing must be held before members of the licensing committee, unless all parties required by the Act agree that such a hearing is unnecessary.

The licensing authority will serve a notice of determination on the applicant, the Chief Officer of Police and the Home Office (Immigration Enforcement)

 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 by both the local authority and the Police.

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 and the Home Office (Immigration Enforcement)

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

How to apply

The online form is temporarily unavailable; please use the hard copy form and scan and email it to us, together with proof you have the right to work in the UK. We will telephone you to take a card payment

You can apply by completing the following hard copy documents:

Failed application 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

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

In the first instance please contact:

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

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

An interested party or responsible authority may apply to the licensing authority to review the premises licence. A hearing will be held by the licensing authority.

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

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)

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