Do I Need a License To Operate on Private Land?

by kelly
(worcester)

Hello, I want to know if we can trade with our mobile catering van on a privately owned car park or do we need a license?

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Sep 22, 2016
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confused
by: martin

Hi I have got all my burger van insurance and public liability insurance etc do I need to have a traders licence to trade off private land

Jun 15, 2015
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Bolton to trade off private land? Surely this can't be informed as not on council tended property.
by: Phil

Why do I need a street traders licence in Bolton to trade out of my catering van on private land? Surely this can't be inforced as will not be on council tended property.

Dec 16, 2014
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Trading
by: Steve

Hi all David don't know what he's on about your need a stl to trade from private land from Worcester Phone up wrs

May 12, 2014
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Selling on private land
by: Anonymous

Can I sell flowers in my front garden without planning permission but with landlord's permission?

Jan 15, 2014
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Steet Trading - Private Land
by: David

Hello there,

The local council can suggest that you pay for STL if you are trading on private land. A street trading license is exactly for trading on the street, but each council has a different approach. However I found this under street trading exemption on a council website.

Exemptions

You do not need a street trading consent if you are:

trading on private land you may not need a consent. To confirm the situation you are advised to contact us. The landowner may need planning permission and you are advised to contact the Council's Planning office.

You may also want to visit the link below and see if there is any reference made to street Trading being extended to Private Land

Commercial street trading is regulated under schedule 4 of the Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1982

Let me know how you get on, but my advice is to always check with your local council, to get up to date advice.

Best,
David

Jan 15, 2014
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Street Trading Licences
by: Anonymous

Many councils seem to be demanding STL's even if an MCU is operating on private property such as a diy stores car park. Can they do this?

I appreciate a requirement for planning permision and registration but a STL as well is making business commercially unviable.

Any thoughts please?

Oct 11, 2012
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Planning permission
by: Anonymous

You can't trade on private land if you do not have the correct planning permission.

May 13, 2011
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Regsiter Your Food Business With Local Council
by: David

Hi Tina,

As long as you have permission to trade on private land i.e. car boot sales or markets. That’s all you need to trade on private land.

If you intend to trade in public places then you will need to get either a hawkers or street trading licence.To make sure speak to your local council.

Don’t forget that before you do this you will still have to be registered with your local council who will come out and inspect your food trailer, the same as any other food takeaway business. You should also have an up to date food and hygiene certifi

May 13, 2011
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what other licences do you need ?
by: Anonymous

Hi David

Is that all you need to trade on private land?
A health & safety certificate, would you not need a traders licence or is that just if you are trading on council land?

I to am considering buying a catering trailer but I'm a bit confused about what licences you need for trading in different places.

I'm thinking maybe private land through the week and markets/carboot sales on weekends.

Thanks Tina

Apr 29, 2011
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Permission to Trade
by: David

Hi Kelly,

You can trade on private land as long as you have the permission of the landowner. However you will still need to register your food business with your local council before you begin to trade.

From here they will come out and inspect your food trailer and make sure that you have a valid food and hygiene certificate.

Regards
David



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