(1) If a licensed pet business applies to transfer a pet business licence, the authority must, within 30 days—
(a) approve the transfer; or
(b) refuse to approve the transfer.
(2) The authority may approve the transfer to the transferee only if the authority is satisfied—
(a) about the identity of the applicant or, if the applicant is a corporation, of each relevant person; and
(b) that the person—
(i) intends to carry out the business on suitable premises; and
(ii) meets any requirement for a pet business prescribed by regulation.
(3) A transfer is subject to any condition imposed by the authority when approving the transfer.
(4) The authority may only impose a condition on a licence if satisfied on reasonable grounds the condition is in the interest of animal welfare.
(5) In this section:
"relevant person"—see section 24G (3).