If a licence holder dies or becomes bankrupt or mentally incapable, the premises licence will lapse. To allow the premises licence to continue, an “interim authority” notice may be given to the licensing authority (us) within 28 days. If a notice is not given within 28 days, the licence will lapse and an application for a new licence will have to be made.

The notice may be given by a person who has a prescribed interest in the premises concerned or is connected to the former licence holder. A person is considered to have a prescribed interest if he/she:

  • is the personal representative for the former licence holder (where the former licence holder has died)

  • has power of attorney where the former licence holder has become mentally incapable

  • is the insolvency practitioner for the former licence holder.

The cost of this application is £23.

Apply for an Interim Authority Notice