How do I take over an existing premises licence?

A transfer of a Premises Licence can be applied for when a new party wishes to become the new Premises Licence holder.  If a current Premises Licence lapses (e.g. through bankruptcy or death) a person or company has 28 days to apply to transfer the licence into their name, after this time a new Premises Licence will have to be applied for.  A transfer can take immediate effect, or you can specify a certain date.

You should make sure the premises licence annual fee has been paid otherwise the licence is likely to be suspended

In order to apply to transfer a Premises Licence you are required to:

  • Complete and submit theIcon for pdf Premises Licence Transfer application form [154.02KB] along with the fee of £23.00
    • You are able to pay by debit or credit card  please complete the card payment form on the last page of the application
    • Alternatively enclose a cheque made payable to Breckland Council
  • Complete and submit theIcon for pdf consent form [463.44KB]
    • This form must be signed by the current Premises Licence holder
    • If the current Premises Licence holder is not available please explain why in writing
  • Submit a copy of both forms to thePolice

You can choose for the transfer to take place with immediate effect or to specify a date for the transfer.

The Licensing Team will acknowledge your request within three working days.  The Police will review the application and can submit objections if they feel the application is detrimental to any of the four Licensing Objectives and have 14 days in which to do so.  If objections are received from the Police it may result in a Committee hearing at Breckland Council.

Will theDesignated Premises Supervisor being changing? If so you will need to complete aVary DPS application.

Do you have Gaming Machines? If so then you might need to apply for aLicensed premises gaming machine permit

Thinking of providing food at your premises? You will need to contact Breckland Council Food, Health & Safety team

Last updated: 14/10/2019 09:40:23