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8(1)Subject to and in accordance with the provisions of this paragraph, a licence shall come into force on being granted by a licensing authority or on such later date as they may specify as a condition of the licence and shall continue in force on being renewed by them.S
(2)Subject to the provisions of this paragraph, a licence shall have effect—
(a)for a period of three years from the date when it comes into force; or
(b)for such shorter period as the licensing authority may decide at the time when they grant or renew the licence.
(3)In the event of the death of a holder of a licence (except in the case of a licence referred to in section 13 of this Act) that licence shall be deemed to have been granted to his executor and shall, unless previously revoked, suspended or surrendered, remain in force until the end of the period of 3 months beginning with the death and shall then expire; but the licensing authority may from time to time, on the application of the executor, extend or further extend that period if they are satisfied that the extension is necessary for the purpose of winding up the deceased’s estate and that no other circumstances make it undesirable.
(4)Where one of the joint holders of a licence ceases to be such, the licence shall continue in force as if held by its remaining holder for a period of six weeks from the date of such cessation but, where the remaining holder has made an application under paragraph 1 above for a licence in respect of the same activity within that period of six weeks, that period shall be extended until the time specified in sub-paragraph (6) below.
(5)If an application for the renewal of a licence is made before its expiry, the existing licence shall continue to have effect until the time specified in sub-paragraph (6) below.
(6)The time referred to in sub-paragraphs (4) and (5) above is—
(a)the time when the licence applied for under paragraph 1 above is granted or renewed, whether as a result of an appeal under paragraph 18 below or not, or has been deemed to have been granted or renewed; or
(b)where the licensing authority have refused that application, the time within which an appeal under paragraph 18 below against that decision may be made has elapsed; or
(c)where such an appeal has been lodged, the time when it has been abandoned or determined.
(7)Where a relevant objection or representation (within the meaning of paragraph 19 below) has been made in relation to an application for the grant of a licence, that licence shall not, unless it has been deemed to have been granted under section 3(4) of this Act, come into force until—
(a)the time within which an appeal under paragraph 18 below against the grant of the licence may be made has elapsed; or
(b)where such an appeal has been lodged, it has been abandoned or determined in favour of the applicant.
(8)This paragraph is subject to paragraphs 11 to 14 below.
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