This page gives you information on how to notify us of your legal interest in the property. You will find details on how to apply including the application form, the fee payable, and any additional supporting material that must accompany your application. If you have a legal interest in a property you are entitled to be told of any licensing matters to do with it. Once you have notified us we will tell you about any changes made to the licensing register that may affect the property.

You have a legal interest in a premises if:

  • you are the freeholder or leaseholder of the property
  • you have a legal mortgage on the premises
  • you live on the premises
  • you have a designated interest in the premises

The statutory licensing register includes details of all licences issued, together with a record of relevant matters, including:

  • any application made for the grant of a premises licence
  • any surrender of a premises licence
  • variation of a premises licence
  • variation of the designated premises supervisor (DPS)
  • request from DPS for removal from licence
  • transfer of premises licence
  • interim authority notices
  • review of premises licence
  • application for a club premises certificate
  • any surrender of a club premises certificate
  • variation of a club premises certificate
  • review of a club premises certificate
  • temporary event notices received


The notification must be accompanied by the prescribed fee.

How to register your interest

  • Complete and print the notification of interest form
  • keep a copy of the completed form for your own records
  • send the original completed form to the Licensing Team. You can pay over the phone by calling 0208 770 5000 or online
  • a copy of your application must be sent to the Police (Licensing Officer, Sutton Police Station, 6 Carshalton Road, Sutton, SM1 4RF).

What happens next

As soon as we receive your notification, we will check to ensure that the notice is valid.

If we identify a problem

If there is a minor problem with the notice, we may contact you for further information or may return the notice to you for correction. Where there is a fundamental error, the notice may be rejected.

Once the notification is given

We will let you know once we have registered your interest. If there are any changes to the licensing register, we will let you know in writing. The notification lasts for 12 months, and will need to renewed after this time.