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Address services guide

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We have created this simple guide to explain the various addresses used
in company formation and the address services we provide.

The company addresses

Registered Office

What is the purpose of
this address?
It is a company’s official address for receiving government mail
Do I need this address to set up
a limited company or LLP?
Yes
Is this address displayed on public
record at Companies House?
Yes
What type of mail is
sent to this address?
Official mail addressed to the company from UK government bodies and Court documents
Do I have to display this address
on my website and stationery?
Yes

Sevice Address

What is the purpose of
this address?
It is a company officer’s1 official address for receiving government mail
Do I need this address to set up
a limited company or LLP?
Yes
Is this address displayed on public
record at Companies House?
Yes
What type of mail is
sent to this address?
Official mail addressed to a company officer from UK government bodies and Court documents
Do I have to display this address
on my website and stationery?
Yes

Business Address

What is the purpose of
this address?
It is the address where all general business mail will be received
Do I need this address to set up
a limited company or LLP?
No
Is this address displayed on public
record at Companies House?
No
What type of mail is
sent to this address?
General business mail (from banks, suppliers, customers, etc.)
Do I have to display this address
on my website and stationery?
It is not a legal requirement, however, in practice YES2
  1. Company Officer: This can be a director, company secretary or a shareholder who is also a person with significant control (PSC).
  2. Business Address Service: There is no legal requirement to display a business address on a company’s website or stationery; however, it is an essential business practice to let people know your business location.

Our company address services

Registered Office Service

Why would I want to purchase this
address service?
  1. It is a legal requirement

  2. To keep your home address private

  3. To enhance your corporate image

How is mail forwarded to me?
Scan and email
Does the forwarding of mail
incur an additional charge?
No
How many services do I need to
purchase?
One per company
What company formation packages
is this address service included?
 
Privacy
Complete
Non-Residents
Can I buy this service without
purchasing a formation package?
Yes
Where can I buy this
address service?
Registered Office
How much does this
address service cost?
£ 117.00 per year
How much does it cost
to renew this service annually?
£ 117.00 per year

Service Address Service

Why would I want to purchase this
address service?
  1. It is a legal requirement
  2. To keep your home address private
How is mail forwarded to me?
Scan and email
Does the forwarding of mail
incur an additional charge?
No
How many services do I need to
purchase?
One per officer
(per company)
What company formation packages
is this address service included?
 
Privacy
Complete
Non-Residents
Can I buy this service without
purchasing a formation package?
Yes
Where can I buy this
address service?
Service address
How much does this
address service cost?
£ 78.00 per year
How much does it cost
to renew this service annually?
£ 78.00 per year

Business Address Service

Why would I want to purchase this
address service?
  1. To enhance your business image
  2. To keep your home address private
How is mail forwarded to me?
Post or
scan and email
Does the forwarding of mail
incur an additional charge?
Yes3
How many services do I need to
purchase?
One per company
What company formation packages
is this address service included?

Complete

Non-Residents

Can I buy this service without
purchasing a formation package?
Yes
Where can I buy this
address service?
Business Address
How much does this
address service cost?
£ 288.00 per year
How much does it cost
to renew this service annually?
£ 288.00 per year

3. Business Address Service: The forwarding of mail by scan and email is charged at £0.50 per letter. Mail forwarded by post is charged at the Royal Mail postal charge plus 15% handling fee.

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