Licensing of sex establishments

Fitness of applicant

An applicant must be a fit and proper person to hold a licence. In determining suitability for a new licence or a transfer, we will in most cases take into account:

  • previous knowledge and experience of the applicant
  • any evidence of the operation of any existing or previous licence held by the applicant, including any licence held in any other borough
  • any report about the applicant and management of the sex establishment received from statutory objectors/responsible authorities
  • any criminal convictions or cautions of the applicants