Choosing a registered office

When setting up your business, as well as your trading address, you must choose a registered office address. Here’s our quick and easy guide to choosing a registered office.

Your registered office address must be displayed on all company literature and public documents. This address is where all statutory documents from Companies House and HMRC will be sent.


Things to consider when setting up your registered office address

  • Your registered office must have a full UK postal address and not a PO Box.
  • This is where all official post will be sent – you need to be able to access this easily.
  • Using separate locations for your trading and registered addresses can make your business look bigger.
  • If you wish to protect your personal address or you’d like a more prestigious address on your company documents then using a third party registered address is a good solution and can be selected as part of your formation.
  • Companies House must be informed if you change your registered office address. This can be done by completing an AD01 form (change of situation or address of registered office) through the Companies House website.


The Formations Company and your registered office

If you’d prefer to use a third party address for your registered office, either to protect your personal address or if you’d like the prestige of a more prominent location, we offer the use of our distinctive address in The City of London (EC1V) for your company and we’ll forward all official documentation to you within the package.

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Your registered office – our City of London address

Your companies Registered Office can be based in the prestigious City of London with this product.


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