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Notification of interest in a premises

Any person with a legal interest in a property may give notice to the licensing authority of their interest, in order to be kept informed of any licensing applications in respect of that property. A legal interest is defined as:  

  • the freeholder or leaseholder of the premises;
  • a legal mortgagee in respect of the premises; or 
  • a person in occupation of the premises.

There is no legal requirement for persons with these property interests to give notice to the licensing authority – it is entirely at their discretion as to whether to make use of this provision. Once received, the authority will record your interest in the premises, endorse the notice and return it to you. You will then be formally notified of any subsequent applications relating to licences under the Licensing Act 2003, in respect of the premises indicated. This may include new applications, variations of existing licences, transfers, reviews, or notification if the licence lapses or is surrendered. The notice of interest is valid for 12 months from the date of receipt. After this time, if you still wish to be kept informed of any applications or changes made for licences in respect of the premises, you may submit a new notification of interest in a premises through our Online Application Portal.

Alternatively you can email it to us at the below address. We will then contact you by telephone to collect payment. 

If you do not have access to email, you can post your application with the fee of £21 to the below address.

For details on how we use data relating to licence holders and applicants, please see our privacy notice for licence holders and applicants.

Contact us - Licensing

01235 422556
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Vale of White Horse District Council
Abbey House
Abbey Close
OX14 3JE