Our Prices - Licensing Applications

We offer a full service for all types of licensing applications, and we charge based upon the time spent at an hourly charging rate of £300.00

Applications for a premises licence under Section 17 of the Licensing Act 2003 and applications to vary a premises licence under Section 34 of the Licensing Act 2003.

We do not work on fixed fees for these type of applications , but the normal range of costs for cases are:

• Simple application: £900.00 - £1,500 (based on 3-5 hours at an hourly rate of £300.00)
• Medium complexity: £2,400.00 - £6,000.00 (based on 8- 20 hours at an hourly rate of £300.00)
• High complexity: £6,000.00 - £15,000.00 (based on 20-50 hours at an hourly rate of £300.00).

Factors affecting complexity include whether there is a cumulative impact policy in place, the type and size of the premises, or whether it is in a residential area and the size of the premises, as well as the number of likely objections.

The range of fees above includes the following work:

o taking your instructions
o advising as to how to promote the licensing objectives within premises licence application
o advising on the type of plans required to accompany the application
o completing and submitting the application
o disclosing the application to the responsible authorities
o making arrangements for the necessary advertising of the application.

Additional costs are payable for submitting and advertising the application and these are calculated based upon how much is charged by the service providers

Application Fees are calculated in various ways for example the licensing application fee is based on the rateable value of the application premises

Disbursements are costs related to your matter that are payable to third parties, such as the application fee. We may pay the disbursements on your behalf to ensure a smoother process.

*These fees vary depending on the individual premises and where it is located. The fees can on occasion be higher than the ranges given above. We will give you an accurate figure for each item as soon as we are able to do so.

How long will my application take?

Matters usually take 8 – 15 weeks from receipt of full instructions from you. This is on the basis of the application being relatively straightforward and you being able to provide all the necessary documents promptly. If your matter is more complex, for example, if there is substantial opposition from interested parties, or if there is a delay in receiving the documents we need, it may take longer.