£229 plus VAT per annum
Every company is required by law to have an address where official correspondence can be served. The registered office address, which may be different from the actual trading address, must appear on all official documents, including letterheads, invoices, order forms, websites and financial communications.
Many companies choose our address as their registered office in order to benefit from a more professional sounding postcode (like London EC1) or to protect their privacy if trading from a residential address.
Our registered office service includes the forwarding of official correspondence which by law has to be sent to a company’s registered office address such as communications from Companies House, HMRC (in connection with corporation tax matters), or the Court Service – all of which will be forwarded free of any additional charges if scanned and emailed. If posted, a handling charge of £1 plus VAT per envelope applies, plus the actual postage).
If taken as a stand-alone service, our fee for the registered office subscription is £229 plus VAT per annum, but if taken as part of our basic company secretarial compliance package costing £399 plus VAT per annum, it is included free of charge. This is because if we are acting as company secretary, it helps us to receive correspondence direct and, where we need to take action, to be able to deal with such matters without delay.
Please note, however, that our registered office service is not a general business or trading address service. If you need a general business address as well, this is offered as a separate service, also @ £229 plus VAT per annum. (If both our registered office and business address services are taken together, then a 50% discount will apply on the second service).
Directors no longer need to have their home addresses on the public record and can register a director’s service address. If you would like to find out more about this service, please visit our directors’ service address page for more details.
Please note: In order to protect the reputation of London Registrars and our clients, all items of mail other than those from Companies House, HMRC and The Court Service will be opened before being forwarded to ensure that this service is used for the purposes it is intended to.
To comply with anti-money laundering regulations, we will be asking for two ID documents (one photo ID and one proof of address document not more than 3 months old) in respect of each director (or proposed director) and any 25%+ shareholder.