The legal agreements set out below are between you and Rapid Formations Limited. Please read the following Terms and Conditions as they affect your use of the Website, any information contained therein and/or shared on our social media pages, and any products and services available from or through Rapid Formations.co.uk (the “Website”). These Terms and Conditions govern any use of the Website as a guest or registered customer.
You accept that any comments posted by you on our Website and/or social media pages can be viewed by the public, and that we have no control over, or liability for, the way in which this information is used by any third party who views your comments.
Changes to these General Terms and Conditions and the Specific Terms and Conditions may be made at any time. Your use of the Website and the purchase of products or services are also subject to any such changes. You accept personal responsibility to check if any changes have been made to the General Terms and Conditions or relevant Specific Terms and Conditions every time you visit the Website or purchase products or services from us.
Nothing in these General Terms and Conditions shall be construed so as to exclude or limit the liability of ourselves for death or personal injury as a result of our negligence or that of its employees or agents. For the avoidance of doubt, this clause shall apply also to the Specific Terms and conditions below.
You are not permitted to sell or re-sell anything available from the Website, other than to the extent expressly permitted in accordance with any product or service purchased by you from the Website, where such permission is either expressly granted or in a circumstance in which it is a necessary attribute of the product or service concerned.
If a Force Majeure event to which this clause applies does occur, we agree to notify you as soon as practicable. If the Force Majeure event continues for more than 14 days, either party shall have the right to cancel the agreement. Where services have been paid for in advance but have not been rendered, you will be entitled to a full refund from the date of cancellation for all such services.
Rapid Formations shall not be responsible for any losses arising out of the unauthorised use of your account, and you agree to indemnify us for any loss or damage we may incur resulting from breach of this clause.
We reserve the right to withdraw or suspend your right to access or use the Website at any time without prior notice and without disclosing our reason for doing so.
No waiver by us (whether express or implied) in enforcing any of our rights shall prejudice our right to enforce such rights in the future.
As a consumer, you have the right to cancel a contract for the provision of goods or services at any time before 14 calendar days have passed from the day after the contract was made. Any such cancellations must be provided to us in writing. If we have already started fulfilling our side of the contract, or in the case of a company formation order, we have submitted the company application to Companies House, before you exercise your right to cancel, the right to cancel is lost.
In all cases, notices shall be deemed to be given when received.
These Specific Terms and Conditions are applicable to transactions made through the Rapid Formations website at https://www.rapidformations.co.uk and any subsidiary pages. They must be read and agreed to in full, together with the General Terms and Conditions above, which apply to any agreement between us and to your use of the Website in general
"Rapid Formations", "rapidformations.co.uk", "we", “us”, “our” or "ourselves" means Rapid Formations Limited, registered in England and Wales under company number 08683949. Our registered office is situated at 71-75 Shelton Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2H 9JQ. Our VAT number is 173 1812 20.
Our services are not available for purchase where the end user is a Scottish Limited Partnership (Scottish LP). All such purchases will be refunded and the services will not be set up.
By purchasing a service(s), you agree to supply us with the company’s authentication code. Where we do not have this code, we will request it from Companies House.
A company to whom we are supplying our services, without an authentication code, may have their services cancelled due to our inability to carry out compulsory annual monitoring in accordance with the Money Laundering Regulations. Any services cancelled for this reason shall not be entitled to a refund.
We offer no guarantee your company application will be approved on the same business day as you make your order. If it is important that your company is incorporated on the same day as you make your order, we recommend you purchase the Guaranteed Same-Day Service, which is available as an additional service on our checkout page, up to 3pm Monday - Friday.
If we cannot submit a company application to Companies House because you have omitted information, provided incorrect information, or we require further information to allow us to do so, we will make every attempt to contact you multiple times to obtain the information required to submit your company application to Companies House. Should we not manage to rectify this matter within 7 calendar days of your order being placed, we reserve the right to remove your company application information from our system after this time.
For Confirmation Statement Services, we will send you an email asking for information about your company details to allow us to file your confirmation statement. Where you do not provide the information requested, a confirmation statement will not be filed. We are not responsible for a confirmation statement not being filed for this reason.
We strongly recommend that you seek independent advice before registering a company through us. If you have not yet taken such advice, we would advise you do not proceed with any purchase until you have done so.
When you purchase a Registered Office and/or Service Address from us, you are agreeing to use our Digital Mailroom Service, whereby all UK government mail, as well as Court documents, will be received at our address, securely opened and scanned by our automated mail handling equipment and sent to you by email (with the exception of cheques from official government bodies, which will be sent to your forwarding address by post). A further electronic copy of your government mail will be available for you to view, download or print, in your Rapid Formations online customer account area. All original copies of your mail will be securely stored for a period of 7 days, during which time you will be able to request they are forwarded to you by Royal Mail post. After the expiry of 7 days, unclaimed mail will be securely destroyed.
When you purchase a Registered Office service from us, this service provides you with a mail forwarding service for official government mail from UK government bodies and Court documents. This service also allows you to fulfil your company's statutory obligations as per section 86 of the Companies Act 2006. This service does not provide you with a trading address, and must not be used as the Principal Place of Business address for VAT registration purposes.
When you purchase a Service Address service from us, this service provides you with a mail forwarding service for official government mail from UK government bodies and Court documents. This service also allows you to fulfil the officer of the company's statutory obligations as per section 1141 of the Companies Act 2006. This service does not provide you with a trading address, and must not be used as the Principal Place of Business address for VAT registration purposes.
When you purchase a Business Address service from us, this service provides you with a mail forwarding service from all senders other than those official government agencies which are only covered by our Registered Office and Service Address services. This service does not provide you with a trading address, and must not be used as the Principal Place of Business address for VAT registration purposes.
If you purchase a Registered Office and/or Service Address and register an account with us, you are authorising us to be your filing agent and to update your Registered Office and/or Service Address information at Companies House on your behalf.
If you purchase a Registered Office and/or Service Address and we are not provided with your company’s authentication code, we will not be able to update Companies House with the details of this purchase.
When you purchase an address service from Rapid Formations, you are authorising us to receive, sort and forward mail on your behalf. We shall not be responsible for any losses incurred due to any act, omission, neglect, or delay by us, or our employees or agents, in the process of receiving, sorting and forwarding mail on your behalf.
We are not responsible for any mail that fails to be delivered to our offices, nor are we liable for mail after it has been handed to Royal Mail or our nominated courier for delivery to your preferred forwarding address.
We will not accept any general business mail (non-statutory mail) for you or your company through our Service Address or Registered Office service - general business mail will only be accepted at our offices and forwarded to you if you purchase our Business Address Service.
If payment for renewal of a Service Address service has not been made on or before the anniversary of the date of the previous payment, or you have failed to provide the required ID, you will be deemed irrevocably to have authorised us to change, with immediate effect, your Service Address to your residential address or any other address you have previously provided us for this purpose. This new address information will be registered with Companies House and displayed on public record.
If payment for renewal of a Registered Office Address service has not been made on or before the anniversary of the date of the previous payment, or you have failed to provide the required ID, you will be deemed irrevocably to have authorised us to change, with immediate effect, the Registered Office Address of the company to your residential address or any other address you have previously provided us for this purpose. If you are a non-UK resident and do not have a UK address to use for this purpose, we will apply to Companies House to have our address removed by form RP07. This new address information will be registered with Companies House and displayed on public record.
Rapid Formations reserves the right to cancel an address service with immediate effect should we believe you have caused a palpable risk to our reputation and/or business. Our address will be removed from Companies House records and it will be changed to your residential address or any other address you have previously provided us for this purpose. If you are a non-UK resident and do not have a UK address to use for this purpose, we will apply to Companies House to have our address removed by form RP07. This new address information will be registered with Companies House and displayed on public record.
Multiple companies cannot use a single address service. If you require an address service for multiple companies, you require purchasing a separate service for each company.
When purchasing our Business Address Service, you will be provided with the option of Scan and Email delivery (i.e. our 'Digital Business Address Service'), or mail forwarding by post, by an email sent to you by us after purchase. Should you not reply to this email, your delivery method will be set to mail forwarding by post as default. Where a bank card is to be forwarded outside of the UK as part of this service, this will be sent by Royal Mail International Signed or International Tracked and charged at the respective rate, dependent on the service available in the country of delivery.
With regards our Business Address Services, each company can have a maximum of one other trading name, which cannot be another limited company, or a trading name associated with another limited company. Post will not be forwarded for trading names unless prior agreement has been sought and received by the customer, and mail for trading names we have not entered into agreement for, will be returned to sender on the same day it is received.
We will handle parcels as defined by Royal Mail, as being an item weighing over 750grams or in excess of 353 x 250mm in size; however, we will not accept or handle any items weighing more than 5kg or larger than 500 x 500mm in dimension. This limit is imposed because we are a mail-forwarding service and do not have the storage facilities to store large parcels.
Should we receive mail returned to ourselves which has previously been forwarded by ourselves to the forwarding address we have on file for the customer, we will contact the customer to clarify the forwarding address we have on file. Any returned mail which is subsequently re-sent by post to the customer will be charged at Royal Mail postal rates + 15%, unless we are satisfied an error has been made by ourselves.
With regards our Digital Business Address service, any mail containing a cheque, bank card or other item deemed to be of value, as well as any item of mail larger than A4 size, will be forwarded to you by post. Mail forwarding is charged at Royal Mail postal rates plus 15% handling fee.
Regarding our Digital Business Address service, all original copies of your mail will be securely stored for a period of 7 days, during which time you will be able to request they are forwarded to you by Royal Mail post, at a charge of Royal Mail postal rates plus 15%. After the expiry of 7 days, unclaimed mail will be securely destroyed.
If we forward mail to you by courier, we will require taking payment in advance. A receipted invoice will be raised and forwarded to you immediately after payment is taken. The acceptance of these Terms and Conditions means you are granting us authority to take payment using your payment card details stored on our system. In the event the cost to forward an item by courier is substantial, we may contact you to seek your approval before processing the item. Please note: Our 15% handling fee also applies to courier deliveries.
With regards forwarding parcels, packets, letters by Royal Mail Special Delivery, International Signed For, International Tracked, and International Tracked & Signed, we may require taking payment in advance. A receipted invoice will be raised and forwarded to you immediately after payment is taken. The acceptance of these Terms and Conditions means you are granting us authority to take payment using your payment card details stored on our system.
In the event we are unable to deliver an item of mail or where advance payment is required and we are unable to take advance payment, we will contact you by email, telephone or post and request your assistance. If we do not receive a response within 30 days we reserve the right to return the item to sender or dispose of it, as appropriate.
Where a customer possesses a negative account balance, we reserve the right to hold mail for any of our address services from being sent to the customer, until such time as the amount of the account balance owed is paid. The customer will be notified by email if an item of mail is held because they possess a negative account balance. Mail held for this reason will be held for 30 days. If the customer has not paid the negative account balance within 30 days, the item of mail will either be returned to sender, or it will be destroyed if we would incur a charge to return the item of mail to the sender.
If a customer purchases a Registered Office or Service Address Service from us, it is the customer's responsibility to ensure the correct address for the company is showing on Companies House for their registered office or service address. When an address service is not purchased as part of an incorporation package, we accept no liability for updating your company's addresses at Companies House.
Regarding our Business Address Service, where a parcel is received for a customer and the forwarding address is outside of the UK, the customer permits the company to open the parcel to estimate the value of the contents, before resealing the parcel, in order to complete the necessary CN22 customs form to send a parcel outside of the UK. In instances where we cannot accurately estimate the value of the contents of the parcel, we will contact the customer requesting the value of the contents, and will only forward the parcel upon receiving a response from the customer. Should we receive no contact from the customer within 30 days, the parcel will be returned to sender.
To ensure limited companies using our address services comply with the London Local Authorities Act 2007, customers should ensure they do not provide our registered office address for business purposes to third parties if they do not have an active Business Address Service with us. Any general business mail received for companies that do not have an active business address service will be held for 30 days or until a business address service is purchased. After 30 days, the mail will be returned to the sender if the business address is not purchased.
The services provided annually for your private limited company shall consist of the following:
We charge a fixed annual fee of £149.00 plus VAT. If any additional company secretarial services are required from us, we will charge an additional fee in accordance with our standard rates. Our services will be renewed automatically after 12-month period (unless you choose not to renew the service). Where services are not renewed or are otherwise terminated, we will:
If you have asked us to file a Companies House form that triggers an associated filing fee and Companies House rejects the application for any reason, then we shall have no obligation to return to you any Companies House fees or any transaction fees incurred pursuant to that rejection.
Our services in section 6(a) do not negate the statutory obligations of the directors of your company under the Companies Act 2006. It remains the responsibility of the directors of your company to ensure that all statutory registers of the company are a true and accurate representation of your company’s position.
It is your responsibility to ensure that we are informed of all transactions or changes that occur to your company, and that all required information pertaining to said transactions or changes, that occur to your company that necessitate the statutory registers to be amended.
If we do not receive the required information, or are not told of changes that have occurred to your company, we will not be responsible for any delay caused as a result. If additional work is required to correct or compensate for a mistake made as a result of incomplete or otherwise incorrect information or action on your part, we may charge you a reasonable additional sum for that work.
If we require any information or action from you in order to provide our services, we will inform you of this as soon as is reasonably possible.
We reserve the right to resign the Company Secretary as an officer of your company, and to withdraw or suspend our services without disclosing our reason for doing so.
Nothing in these terms and conditions or the services provided by us overrides your obligations or the duties imposed on you to deliver documents to Companies House or HMRC in a timely manner, and although we may send reminders to you about filing requirements, we have no liability in respect of determining when filings should take place and what content should be filed.
We will send any transactional documents that we produce at your request (for example, in accordance with section 6(a)(iii) of these terms and conditions) to the relevant person(s) electronically via DocuSign for execution. Unless informed otherwise, we shall assume that your company permits the execution of documents electronically.
Electronic copies of executed share certificates or membership certificates (whichever is applicable) will be provided to you following any transaction for which the documentation has been drafted by ourselves (for example, following the completion of an issue of shares drafted in line with section 6(a)(iii) of these Terms and Conditions). We recommend that you only circulate hard copies of these share certificates or membership certificates. We shall not be liable for any damages or liability incurred if you circulate these share certificates or membership certificates electronically.
Where we are appointed as your company's Company Secretary, you acknowledge and agree that:
You shall indemnify us against all liabilities, costs, expenses, damages and losses (including but not limited to any fines relating to a breach of the Companies Act 2006, and all interest, penalties and legal costs (calculated on a full indemnity basis) and all other reasonable professional costs and expenses) suffered or incurred by us as an officer of your company arising out of or in connection with:
This indemnity shall not cover us to the extent that a claim under it results from our negligence or wilful misconduct.
We shall not be liable to anyone for withdrawing or amending any of the products we sell, or for refusing or failing to process an order.
Your total price will include the price of the product plus any applicable VAT (in effect on the day of purchase).
Your acceptance of these Terms and Conditions means you are granting us authorisation to undertake a search by CreditSafe or similar organisation for the purposes of verifying your identity and address. To do so, CreditSafe or similar organisation may check the details you supply against any particulars on any database (public or otherwise) to which they have access. They may also use your details in the future for verification purposes to assist other companies. A record of all searches will be retained.
This offer may be withdrawn at any time at the discretion of Namesco Limited. Standard terms & conditions apply. Limited to 1 per customer.
Trustpilot invite all of our customers to provide a review of their buying experience using our website. By agreeing to these terms and conditions, you agree to have your information (name, email address and order number) temporarily shared with Trustpilot, to allow them to send you this invitation, however, the information will not be stored. This information will also not be shared with anyone else.
In the event you make a purchase of a company address service (registered office, service address or business address/mail forwarding service) but change your mind;
If we have already processed your order and set up your address service(s), you will be entitled to a refund of all monies paid to us, minus a £10.00 plus VAT administration charge per address service, provided the notice to cancel is given within 14 calendar days of the purchase date. A refund will not be given for cancellation requests after 14 calendar days from the date of purchase. The administration charge covers the cost of order processing, service set up and any other incidental costs.
Either party (the Customer or us) is free to cancel an address service by giving a full calendar months’ notice in writing.
You will be entitled to a refund for the Registered Office Address Service contingent on conditions in section 15.2.a. being satisfied, and so long as we have not begun the process of drafting or submitting the relevant AD01 form filing to Companies House, and where relevant, the supporting evidence with respect to the change of your company's registered office address, where that address is listed on the Companies House public register as the Companies House default address.