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Transfer a premises licence to another licence holder

You need to transfer a premises licence if the venue has been sold by one person/company to another. The new owner needs to apply for the transfer. A transfer only changes the holder of the licence. It doesn't change the licence in any other way. 

You can only transfer a premises licence if the incoming premises licence holder agrees to the transfer taking place and does not receive objections from the responsible authorities.

How to apply

Anyone aged 18 or over can apply to transfer a premises licence. The venue must be in our licensing area

  1. Download the application form

    You must download both application forms. The consent form must be completed by the current licence holder and included in your transfer application.

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  2. Fill in the application form

    You can fill in your application forms online. To edit the form you'll need a recent version of Adobe Reader

    Open the form using Adobe Reader instead of your web browser.

    You can edit it in your own time and save it to your device. When you’re ready, you can continue to the online submission (step 3).

    Alternatively, you can print the form and fill it in. Then you’ll need to scan it and save it to your device so you can attach it to your application.​​​​

  3. Send us your documents and make a payment

    To submit the form you need to attach copies of the following:

    • consent form from the current licence holder
    • your completed application form
    • current premises licence
    • evidence of right to work in the UK (if you are applying as an individual or sole trader)

    Make sure you’ve saved them to your device before you start your application.


    The fee to transfer a premises licence is £23. You should have your debit or credit card ready as we will take your payment as part of the online application process.

What happens next

The variation will be valid immediately if you have ticked on your form that you want the variation to come into immediate effect. If we don't receive an objection we'll grant the variation. We'll update the premises licence and email/post it out to you.

What happens if the details on my licence are out of date?

We may take action against you if you don't have a licence, or if the details on your licence are wrong.