Transfer an existing premises licence
This page is about transferring a premises licence.
When you can transfer a licence
You must transfer a premises licence into your name or business if you buy a premises that already holds a premises licence.
Please note - If the premises sells alcohol, you must also change the designated premises supervisor (DPS) if the existing DPS won't work at the premises after the transfer.
How to transfer a licence
You can submit your application and pay your application fee electronically.
Download and complete a form to transfer a premises licence.
You also need to upload:
- the application fee of £23
- a transfer consent form from the existing licence holder
- proof of entitlement to work in the UK - see the list of documents that are accepted
- a scan of your old licence or an explanation of why you can't send it.
What happens next
The police have 14 days to make an objection to the application.
If the police don't object, the application will be granted. If the police do object, the application will be considered at a hearing by the Licensing Sub-Committee.