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 your interest in the property. We will then advise you when a licensing application is received in respect of the property.

It's not a legal requirement for you to tell us about your interest in the property.

If you apply for a notification of interest, for 12 months from the date of your application, we'll 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

You can renew the application at the end of the 12 month period.

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.

Those who may take advantage of this arrangement may include:

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

Notification of Interest Application Form

The completed application form, should be posted or handed to a member of the Licensing Team.

What happens next?

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 Authority Notices, the Licensing Authority will ensure such communications are dealt with promptly.


 If you have any queries please do not hesitate in contacting a member of the Licensing Team.