Premises Licence - Notification of Interest


If you are the freeholder, leaseholder or occupier of a property which has a Premises Licence in accordance with the Licensing Act 2003, then you may notify the Licensing Authority of that interest and we will advise you when an application is received in respect of those premises.

Registration is discretionary and not therefore a legal requirement.

Who can apply

A person (which will include a business or company) with a property interest in any premises situated in the Licensing Authority's area may give notice of their interest to the authority using a prescribed form and on payment of a fee.

Those who may take advantage of this arrangement may include:

  • the freeholder; the leaseholder;
  • a legal mortgagee in respect of the premises;
  • a person in occupation of the premises; or
  • any other person as prescribed by the Secretary of State.

How to apply

A Notification of Interest must be made to the Licensing Authority for the area in which the premises is situated.

Applications can be made using the online application form available on this web page, using an application form available from the DCMS website, or using a form available from the Licensing Team (contact details below)

What happens next

We will acknowledge your notification within 10 working days of receipt.

Will tacit consent apply?

Yes. This means that you will be able to act as though your application is granted if you have not heard from the Licensing Authority by the end of the target completion period of 60 calendar days.
Applicants should be aware that the timescales for processing an application do not start until all the necessary information has been received in full.
Because the timescales for processing a licence start once the necessary information has been submitted, rather than received, where tacit consent is applicable, it will only apply for applications that are submitted electronically or when the applicant can show proof of delivery from a post office or recognised courier.

What will you be notified of?

For 12 months from the date of your application, we will inform you of any changes to the statutory register which relate to those premises.

This includes all applications for:

  • Premises Licences
  • Club Premises Certificates
  • Provisional Statements
  • Temporary Event Notices

Supporting information

Notice effect

The notice will have effect for 12 months, but a new notice can be given every year.
Whilst the notice has effect, if any change relating to the premises concerned has been made to the Licensing Register, the Licensing Authority must notify the person who registered an interest of the matter to which the change relates.
The person will also be notified of their right to request a copy of the information contained in any entry in the register.
In cases relating to Interim Authority Notices, the Licensing Authority will ensure such communications are dealt with promptly.

Application forms

If you wish to submit an on-line application see details below.

Alternatively you can download forms from the DCMS website.

Postal applications should be sent to:


2nd Floor
Civic Centre
44 York Street

Telephone: 020 8831 6455
Fax: 020 8891 7713

Applications can also be handed to Civic Centre reception at the Civic Centre. Our office hours are 9.00am to 5.15pm Monday to Thursday and 09.00am – 5.00pm Friday.

In case of query, please telephone Licensing on 020 8831 6455 or e-mail us at


A completed application must be submitted with a fee of £21.00 payable to ‘LBRUT’ and sent to the Licensing Team at the address above.

Updated: 30 January 2018