Background and Eligibility Criteria
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 by submitting prescribed form and relevant 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
- any other person as prescribed by the Secretary of State
Registration is discretionary and not therefore a legal requirement.
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 public 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 notices, the licensing authority will ensure such communications are dealt with promptly.