If the business is sold to a new owner, an application can be made to transfer the licence to that person.

Do it online (external site)

This action takes place on another website (gov.uk).

Who can use this service

The new intended license holder must apply to transfer the licence.

The previous/current premises licence holder must complete the transfer application.

Costs for this service

There is a £23.00 fee.

Payment options

If you complete your application online, you will be directed to the online payment portal.

If you complete a paper application you have these payment options:

Most major cards are accepted, there is a surcharge of 1.65% for credit cards. When you are on the payment portal, choose 'premises licensing' on the left. You will need to attach a payment receipt to your application and submit your documents to the Lambeth Licensing department. We will not accept applications without this proof of payment.

Kiosk payments can be made by cash, cheque, credit card or debit card.

What you need to know...

If you are transferring a licence, there is a possibility that you will also need to vary the named designated premises supervisor. This is the person who holds a personal licence and authorises the supply of alcohol as the named designated premises supervisor on the premises licence . Read our premises licences guide for information and more application forms.

Next Steps

When you have submitted your application please send an email to the Licensing Police at Licensing-LX@met.police.uk, providing the following information:

  • Full name:
  • Date of birth:
  • Place of birth:
  • Name of premises:
  • Type of application submitted: