The Role of Registered Office in UK

By: Darvy Kaitlin

In UK the Companies Act generally allows one or more persons to form a company for any lawful purpose provided that they subscribe to its memorandum of association. It is also recommended by the act that a public company or an unlimited company must have at least two subscribers. However, every company must have a registered office that will be used as its address for formal communication.

The company secretary has an important role to play in connection with the running of a registered office. He is the person responsible for establishing and maintaining it. Since it is the company's address for formal communications, it must be maintained properly. This makes it necessary that the address used for the purpose must be a real one. It is a legal necessity as well as an exigent element for successful running of one's business.

In this regard, it is recommended that one must be able to deal promptly with any mail sent to the registered office. Letters from the Companies House will be sent to this office. Important letters like legal demand for repayment of money you owe to anyone will be addressed to this office. Now, if you do not respond to this type of letters quickly, it may take your company into trouble, even to insolvency.

Therefore, the registered office a company must be run by a secretary who is responsible and proactive. He must ensure that all the mails sent to the office are being responded properly in time. He is also responsible for ensuring the fact that all the company's business stationery carries the details like its name, registered number, place of registration and most importantly, the registered office address.

If you are not in a position to afford a registered office in a valid place in UK, you take service of the agencies that manage and maintain this type of office. They will find out a real postal address in an authorized place and deliver you the mails on time. Such firms have online presence and you can avail their service through the Internet.

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