Posted: Tuesday, 5 December 2017 @ 10:07
Christmas is nearly upon us so if you have not yet applied for any TENs (Temporary Event Notices) for any events which are not covered by a Premises Licence, then you need to act now. Soon it will be too late.
Remember that Christmas Eve and New Years Eve fall on a Sunday, so it would be a good idea to check your Premises Licence conditions to see if it allows you to open for the hours required, to carry on the planned licensable activities, and in the way you want.
You can apply on-line paying the fee of £21. If you apply by post or hand delivery of a hard copy the form must be sent to the Licensing Authority with an extra copy, and you must also deliver a copy the police and local environmental health officer.
Either way the application must be delivered a minimum of 10 clear working days between service, namely receipt by the Licensing Authority, and the start of the event. If you have missed this deadline you can serve a late notice no earlier than 9 clear days and no later than 5 clear days before the event. But the later you leave it there is more likelihood of an objection from the police, and little or no time for any negotiation or hearing.
For a more detailed explanation see my article on TENs.
Blog by Nigel Musgrove
Nigel has been providing dispute resolution advice as a solicitor for over 35 years. As well as advising SMEs and business owners on disputes he also offers a specialist licensing law service. View profile
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