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How do I buy a stall

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Open/Rag Market

Traders are allowed to sell their stalls but it is essential that approval of the department is obtained BEFORE any transactions take place.

Sales can be refused if the purchasers intended business conflicts with the existing guidelines. For example if the purchaser intends to sell hot foods this is a strictly controlled line or if they intend to sell a line in close proximity to an existing trader selling the same line.

Stalls are sold on a individual days trading basis, that is to say that a stall can be sold for trading on Tuesdays ONLY, there is no automatic right to use the stall on Fridays or Saturdays.

A passport must be seen along with proof of the traders address such as bank statements and gas/electric/water/telephone bills.

Public Liability Insurance
All traders must carry Third Party Public Liability Insurance to indemnify themselves from claims for personal injury. This insurance can be obtained from most insurance brokers or through specialist bodies such as the National Market Traders Federation.

National Insurance
The traders National Insurance Number must be provided.

A recent photograph of the trader is required. This is kept on file for reference purposes.

PLEASE NOTE Traders may be refused a stall if they do not carry one or all of the items stated above.

Telephone: Markets Customer Centre, 0121 464 8349 or 0121 303 0302

Email: marketstalls@birmingham.gov.uk

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