All UK companies are required, by law, to have a “Registered Office”.
The registered office must be in England or Wales. If the company is incorporated in Scotland or Northern Ireland the registered office must be in that country.
All statutory mail or Court proceedings to be legally served must be delivered to the registered office; they are not legally served if sent to a trading address that is not the registered office.
We can provide the registered office for your company from our prestigious address and our fee includes the forwarding of all statutory mail.
The registered office cannot be a PO Box number it must be a physical address.
The registered office is not necessarily the trading address of the company and is the only address listed at Companies house, and is therefore a matter of public record.
Information can be recorded against the company at its registered office (including adverse information with credit reference agencies) and for that reason a lot of clients prefer not to use their trading address, particularly if they carry on business from a residential address. A lot of clients also consider that having a different registered office to their home or trading address adds credibility to the company.
The law states that a notice or sign should be displayed at the address where the registered office is situated.
A further advantage in instructing us to provide the registered office is if we are instructed to deal with the accountancy affairs of the company.