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40 Pa. Code § 7.2. Transfers of ownership.

§ 7.2. Transfers of ownership.

 When an application is filed for transfer of a license from one person to another, a bill of sale of the business or fixtures shall be executed by the licensee and shall be exhibited to the Board or its representative. The purchase price of the business, either in the form of cash or legal obligation as security for the purchase price, shall be placed in escrow with an attorney or financial institution, to be paid to the original licensee upon the approval of the transfer by the Board. The actual transfer of ownership of the business may not pass until approval of the transfer of license has been given. The transferee shall exhibit a deed or lease for the premises, bill of sale or other written proof of its right to occupy the proposed premises, as the case may be. The license may not change hands until the license transfer has been approved by the Board and the original licensee may continue the operation of the business and may sell liquor or malt or brewed beverages until formal approval of the transfer is given. If the original licensee does not continue operation of the business under the license, no liquor or malt or brewed beverages may be sold and the license shall be surrendered to the Board until the transfer is approved.


   The provisions of this §  7.2 amended under section 207(i) of the Liquor Code (47 P. S. §  2-207(i)).


   The provisions of this §  7.2 adopted June 26, 1952; amended through October 30, 1968; amended March 5, 2010, effective March 6, 2010, 40 Pa.B. 1149; amended November 13, 2015, effective November 14, 2015, 45 Pa.B. 6595. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (348111) to (348112).

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