A service address is the official address of a director, company secretary, subscriber (founding shareholder or guarantor), person with significant control (PSC), or LLP member. Written correspondence from Companies House, HMRC, and other government departments and public bodies is delivered to an individual's nominated service address.
A service address must be provided to Companies House by all directors, subscribers (founding shareholders or guarantors), company secretaries, persons with significant control (PSCs), and LLP members (partners).
It is possible to use your home address as a service address. However, we advise against this, because service address details are displayed on public record, which could jeopardise your privacy. It is better to use a commercial (non-residential) address as a service address.
Yes, you can use the same address as a service address and registered office. This is often the most practical and convenient option. However, whilst a service address can be situated anywhere in the world, the registered office must be in the same UK jurisdiction where the company is incorporated.
You can use your business/trading address as a service address, on condition that it is suitable for the delivery of official written correspondence from Companies House, HMRC, and other government agencies and public bodies.
Unlike the requirements of a registered office, a service address does not have to be in the UK. It can be situated anywhere in the world, as long as the address is suitable for the named individual to effectively receive written correspondence in relation to their role in the company.
A service address is the official contact address of a director, subscriber, company secretary, PSC, or LLP member. A registered office is the official contact address of a company or incorporated partnership.
A service address is the official contact address of an individual who is registered at Companies House and on public record as holding a certain position in a company or LLP. A business/trading address is where a company or LLP conducts its main business activities and receives communication from clients, suppliers, service providers, and other business contacts.
Rapid Formations provides professional service address facilities in London and Glasgow, which can be added to any of our company formation packages or purchased separately after incorporation.
When you change your service address, you must tell Companies House within 14 days. You can report the change of address through Companies House online services or Rapid Formations free Online Client Portal, using one of the following forms: CH01 (individual director), CH02 (corporate director) CH03 (company secretary), PSCO4 (person with significant control), or LL CH01 (LLP members).
If you hold more than one appointment in a company (e.g., you are a director and a shareholder), you can use the same service address for each appointment. This is recommended, because all statutory correspondence relating to your appointments will be delivered to the same address.
If you hold appointments in different companies (e.g., you are a director of two companies), you can use the same service address for each appointment. This is a practical and convenient option, ensuring that official correspondence relating to each role is delivered to one address.
You cannot have more than one service address at a time for one appointment (role). However, If you hold multiple appointments in one or more companies, you can use a different service address for each role, or you can provide the same service address for all appointments. It is entirely up to you which option is most preferable or practical for your situation.
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