Companies House will send all correspondence relating to your company to the registered office address. You’ll receive an email confirming receipt of your request. If you’ve already applied for a Company Number, you won’t receive another reminder.
Paper forms are easier to fill in than online ones. They’re cheaper too. Companies House charges £30 for each application for registering changes to your company information. This includes updating your contact details, including your name, address, phone number and email address.
The cost of applying for a company number depends on how many people work for your company. For example, it costs £5 to register one employee, £10 to register three employees and £20 to register five employees.
If you have not previously utilized the service:
Changing your service address does not necessarily mean that your registered office address changes. If you are changing the location where your company provides services, it might make sense to move your registered office address. However, there are some exceptions. For example, if you want to change your registered office address because you want to protect your privacy, you must apply to Companies House for permission. You can find out whether you need permission to change your registered office addresses here.
You do not need to provide Companies House with proof that you have moved. They just need to know that you have done so. This includes providing them with evidence such as a copy of your driving licence or utility bill showing the new address.
There are no penalties for failing to notify Companies House about a change in your registered office address. In fact, if you fail to inform them within 28 days of moving, you will lose your ability to use the service for up to 12 months.
When the changes take effect
Your company name will no longer be called XYZ Ltd., but rather XYZ Limited. This is because companies must now be registered under the Companies Act 2006. If you do not register your company, you will lose certain legal protections.
You cannot legally trade unless you are properly incorporated. In addition, you cannot open bank accounts, sign contracts, or buy goods without being incorporated.
Companies House will notify you about the changes once they become effective. When this happens, we will provide information about how to incorporate your company. We will also give you a copy of the Certificate of Incorporation.
The law requires us to make a record of the changes within 21 days after the changes come into force. So, if you do not receive notification, please contact us.
If you wish to change your company name, you must apply for a variation to the Registrar of Companies. You can request a variation online.
Please note that we will not accept variations to the following names:
Can I designate any address as my business’s service address?
Your business service address should be selected based on what information you wish to make publicly available about your company or LLP. This includes things like where you are situated, how many employees you have, whether you provide services to customers or clients, etc. So, it makes sense to select an address that reflects this information.
A registered office address is needed in order to register your company or limited liability partnership (LLP) in your own name. If you want to do this, you’ll need to find out your company’s registered office address. This is the place where you file documents relating to your company or LLP. For example, you might use this address to send invoices to customers, pay bills, receive tax returns, etc.
Choosing an incorrect service address can lead to complications down the track. When people look up your company online, they often see a list of telephone numbers, email addresses and postal addresses. These are all different ways to contact your company. If someone calls one of these numbers and gets put through to another number, they may think there’s no way to reach you. In fact, they’re still able to speak to you – just via a different channel.
If you’d like to set up your company or LLP in England or Wales, you’ll need to ensure that the registered office address is located within those countries. And, in order to qualify as a UK company or LLP, you’ll need to have a postcode.
You cannot change your registered office address once the company or LLP is formed. Once you’ve filed the relevant paperwork, you’re stuck with the address you chose.
Who requires an address for commercial services?
The UK government recently announced that it wants companies to use a single email address for both personal and professional purposes. This move could mean that directors and shareholders are required to give up their existing personal addresses.
Which regulations govern a business service address?
Businesses must register their physical location with the government if they wish to receive mail or deliver parcels. This includes businesses like restaurants, cafes, shops and offices. If you are running a business out of your home, it is important to know what rules apply to a business services address. Here we explain what a business service address is, how to set up one, and whether you need to register your business address with the government.
A business service address is different to an individual’s residential address. A business service address is where a business operates – typically a shopfront or restaurant. An individual’s residential address is where he lives. However, there are exceptions to this rule. For example, if you run a cafe from your house, you might consider your house to be your place of work, even though you live there too. In this case, you would need to register your business service address with the government. Similarly, if you run a restaurant from your home, you might still consider your home to be your place of business. In this case, your home address would be your business service address.
In some cases, a business service address is required to collect certain types of mail. These include bills, statements, invoices and bank notices. If you do not provide a valid business service address, you risk missing out on these items.
If you operate a business from your home, you do not need to register your business services address with the Post Office. However, if you open a separate business premises, you must register your business service address. To register your business service address, contact your local post office. They will ask for proof of your business name, address, telephone number, email address and VAT registration number. After registering, you will need to update your postal address online every six months.
You can choose either an individual’s residential address or a business service address as your registered office address. When setting up your account, you will see a box asking you to select your preferred address. Once you’ve selected your preferred address, you cannot change it.
Your company’s address can be modified at any time.
Business owners often struggle to find a good location for their business. They want to choose a place where they feel comfortable, are close enough to customers, and have easy access to public transportation. But finding a suitable location isn’t always easy. Sometimes it takes months of searching to finally find a great spot. And even once you’ve found a perfect location, there’s one thing you’ll likely run into: zoning laws. These rules dictate what types of businesses can operate within certain areas. If you’re opening up a restaurant, you might need a liquor license. Or maybe you’re planning to open a daycare center, and you need to make sure that your building meets health codes. Zoning laws vary widely across cities and states, making it difficult to know exactly how to proceed.
That’s why many small business owners turn to registered office services. A registered office allows you to change your business address online, and it lets you use a different physical address than your home address. You don’t have to worry about getting a permit, paying fees, or waiting around for days while your local government processes things. Instead, you simply fill out a form on the internet, and voila — you now have a new business address.
The process is simple. First, you’ll need to sign up for a free account with a registered office provider like MyOffice. Then, you’ll upload documents that prove your identity, such as proof of residency and utility bills. Once everything checks out, you’ll receive a confirmation email telling you whether or not your application was approved. Once you do, you’ll be able to update your business information online, including your business name, phone number, mailing address, and contact information.
If you decide to keep your current business address, you can easily switch back whenever you’d like. All you need to do is log back into your account and select “Switch Address.” This way, you won’t lose your clients or miss important mail deliveries. Plus, registered offices are less expensive than traditional business locations.
Changing your service address
Companies House states that changing your registered office address does NOT affect your company’s status. However, you must provide Companies House with proof of the change. You can do this by providing evidence that the address has been changed, such as a letter from the local council, utility provider or post office. If you want to change your registered office address, contact us here.
Choosing your new service address
The most important thing about choosing a new service address is to make sure it meets your needs. You want to choose something that makes sense for your business, whether that is a central London EC1 address, a post box address, or even a residential address.
If you are looking to start up a new business, we recommend you consider our directors service address option. With this, you can keep your existing phone number, and continue receiving mail at your old address. However, you will now receive mail sent to your new service address.
You can also opt for a postbox address, where you can use a postbox address for your company service, rather than a residential address. If you do decide to go down this route, however, you will no longer be able to receive mail at your home address.
Finally, if you already have a residential address, you can use it as your company service address. This is ideal if you have moved into a larger premises, or if you are moving away from your previous location.
We also offer a range of different service addresses for companies based in London, UK, including:
– Directors Service Address – £50 per month
– Postbox Address – £25 per month
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Frequently Asked Questions
How long does it take to alter the address of a registered business?
If you want to update your Company House registration record, you’ll need to submit a request via our online system. You can either use the link above, or go to www.companieshouse.gov.uk/register and follow the instructions there. Once we’ve received your application, we’ll email you to confirm receipt. We’ll then send you a confirmation letter confirming that your changes have been accepted.
You can make changes up to three months before your current registration expires, but you must complete the whole process within six months of registering. Changes are normally processed within 2-4 weeks.
Can I change a company registered address online?
Yes, it’s possible to update your company registration information online. Businesses are required to file annual returns with Companies House within 14 days of the end of each financial year. If your company is based outside of the UK, you must register with HMRC. You can find out how to do so here.
If you want to make changes to your company name, address, contact person, directors or secretary, you can go to the Companies House webfiler. Once logged into the site, select the correct document type (e.g. Annual Return), enter the relevant information and submit.
You can also update your company name, address and contact details via Companies House Online. Simply log in, select the appropriate document type and enter the necessary data.