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I am a leaseholder of a licensed premises, and have been the DPS for ten years. Recently I have placed my head barman as manager and in residence, whilst I have moved to my own accommodation. My manager is a personal licence holder and an experienced pub retailer. Is there anything in law that suggests that I should transfer the DPS title to my manager.
A designated premises supervisor is the person who has day-to-day responsibility for the running of the business. A DPS must have a personal licence and must be nominated by the premises license holder for the role of designated supervisor.
There is nothing in law that says you need to transfer the title to your manager.
But if he is running the business day to day it may be prudent to do so.
But there is no legal requirement to say that although you live off site then you must transfer it.
As long as you are aware whatever goes on WILL be your responsibility then there is no issue.
Can I clarify anything for you about this today please?