Do I have to admit the Licensing Enforcement Officers?
Before the determination of a Premises Licence a constable or authorised officer is entitled to enter the premises at any reasonable time to assess the likely effect of the grant of the licence on the Licensing Objectives. In the case of a Club Premises Certificate entry and inspection is permitted at a reasonable time of day not more than 14 days after the application was made and with at least 48 hours notice.
After the grant of a Premises Licence, where there is a reasonable belief that the premises are being used for a licensable activity, a constable or authorised officer may enter the premises to check the activities are being carried out in accordance with the terms of the licence. It is an offence to intentionally obstruct an authorised officer. A constable may enter and search premises where he has reason to believe an offence is being, or is about to be, committed under the Licensing Act.
After the grant of a Club Premises Certificate a constable may enter the premises if he believes there is an offence of supplying drugs or there is likely to be a breach of the peace. A constable may, if necessary, use reasonable force in exercising this power.