Transferring a Premises Licence

If you’re taking over an existing licensed business or are leaving a business where you are the Premises Licence Holder, the new operator can apply to have the relevant premises licence transferred.

You can also apply to have a licence reinstated if the existing licence holder has died, been deemed incapacitated or becomes insolvent as long as you apply within 28 days.

We lodge hundreds of these types of application every year and can help you complete the formalities with a minimum of fuss.

Glossary

Premises Licence

A licence issued pursuant to the Licensing Act 2003 or Licensing (Scotland) Act 2005 as appropriate, authorising a defined area to be used for one or more licensable activity.

Premises Licence Holder

The holder of a premises licence, the holder can be a person aged 18 or over, a limited company or a partnership.