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(1)If the holder of a premises licence ceases to reside or attend at the address specified in the licence under section 151(1)(b) he shall as soon as is reasonably practicable—

(a)notify the licensing authority, and

(b)inform the licensing authority of a home or business address at which he resides or attends.

(2)The Secretary of State may make regulations requiring the holder of a premises licence—

(a)to notify the licensing authority of any change of circumstance of a prescribed kind in relation to him or to an authorised activity, and

(b)to give the licensing authority prescribed details of the change.

(3)If a change of circumstance notified under or by virtue of this section falsifies information contained in the premises licence in accordance with section 151, the notification must be accompanied by—

(a)the prescribed fee, and

(b)either—

(i)the licence, or

(ii)an application under section 190 for a copy of the licence.

(4)Where notification is accompanied by the licence, the licensing authority shall—

(a)make such alteration to the information contained in the licence as appears to them to be required by the change in circumstance, and

(b)return the licence to the licensee.

(5)Where the notification is accompanied by an application for a copy of the licence, the licensing authority shall, if they grant the application, issue the copy in a form which appears to them to reflect the change in circumstance.

(6)The holder of a premises licence commits an offence if he fails without reasonable excuse to comply with a provision of this section or of regulations made under this section.

(7)A person guilty of an offence under subsection (6) shall be liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding level 2 on the standard scale.

(8)This section does not prevent the imposition of a requirement to notify the licensing authority of a specified change of circumstance by way of the attachment of a condition to a premises licence.

(9)In subsection (3)(a) “prescribed” means—

(a)in relation to notification given to authorities in England and Wales, prescribed by regulations made by the Secretary of State, and

(b)in relation to notifications given to authorities in Scotland, prescribed by regulations made by the Scottish Ministers.

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I1S. 186 in force at 21.5.2007 by S.I. 2006/3272, art. 2(2), Sch. 2 (with arts. 7-11, 7-12, Sch. 4) (as amended by S.I. 2007/1157, arts. 3(3), 4)

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