If a person wishes to take over an existing premises licence they can apply for a premises licence to be transferred to them.
If the premises licence includes the sale by retail of alcohol as a licensable activity, a Designated Premises Supervisor (DPS) will be included on the licence. If the current DPS will no longer be employed at the premises then you must apply to appoint a new DPS.
In the majority of cases, the transfer will be a very simple process.
The transfer can take immediate effect as soon as the licensing authority receives the application, until the application is determined or withdrawn. This is to ensure that there should be no interruption to normal business at the premises.
- premises licence (original must be returned)
- consent form (to be completed by the previous premises licence holder):
- Premises licence transfer consent form
The consent form should be uploaded as part of the application process. If you are unable to do so the original signed copy should be sent, with the premises licence, to:
Wallasey Town Hall
The application is not deemed to be received until the consent form has been received.
Processing and timescales
The consultation period for applications is 14 days starting on the day on which the application is received. If an objection notice is submitted by the police during this period your application will go to a hearing which will take place within 20 working days from the end of the consultation period.
If no objection notice is received, the application will be granted and an updated premises licence will be issued.
Legislation and guidance
If an application is refused following a hearing, appeals may be made to a Magistrates' Court within 21 days of the decision to refuse.