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Understanding Premises Licences

A guide to understanding the legal requirements of holding a premises licence

Here, associate solicitor, Suraj Desor, gives a brief overview of the legal requirements of holding a Premises Licence, how to obtain one and the obligations on the holder.

This includes:

  • What is a Premises Licence?
  • Who holds a Premises licence?
  • What is a DPS (Designated Premises Supervisor)?
  • What form does a licence take?
  • Do I have to do anything with the licence once I have it?
  • What happens if the DPS leaves?
  • What happens if the ownership of the DPS changes?
  • What are the rules relating to the payment of annual fees?
  • What should I be on the lookout for with regard to taking over a premises licence?

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