Buying, selling, opening and closing of licensed premises is fraught with problems for both the tenant and landlord.
Scammell & Co. has extensive experience in this field and can help you with obtaining and transferring licences for hotels, clubs, restaurants, entertainment venues, wineries and other licensed premises.
The management and conduct of licenced premises is receiving greatly increased attention from licensing authorities and the police.
Strict adherence with the law is now being much more actively enforced than in the past.
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Who is entitled to apply for a Liquor Licence?
In order to qualify to obtain a Liquor Licence you need to have a substantially clean slate with the Police. The Police are entitled to object to the granting of the Licence.
Additionally, the Police may object if the actual premises have a bad history with other operators.
You will need to satisfy the Court that you have adequate financial resources and preferably adequate business experience to undertake the conduct of the Licence.
Who can share in the profits?
Only the Licence holders are entitled to receive profits from licensed premises. If the Licence Holder is a Company then the shareholders must be approved by the Liquor Licensing Commission.