Difference Between Registered & Service Office Address

Difference Between Registered & Service Office Address

What is a registered office (RO) address?

All companies must have a registered office, which must be a situated at a physical location in their country of registration. It can be your business address, the address of your accountant or any other address you choose. However, it must be an address at which you will be able to deal with all official letters and notices that you receive.

What is a Service Address?

When a company is incorporated, a director must include their residential address and a service address. The service address will be on the public record at Companies House; the residential address will be protected information and is not available to the public (although it is available to some public authorities). Shareholders and secretaries only need to supply one address – a service address.

Other FAQ’s

Can a P .O.Box be used for the registered office address?

Yes, provided the full physical address is given including the postcode.

What addresses can be used as Registered or Serviced Office address?

We provide two London based registered office addresses for limited companies:

  • Mitcham Registered Office Address – Access House, office 9103, 141 Morden Road, Mitcham, CR4 4DG
  • Chelsea Registered Office Address – Fairbanks Studio (Unit 112) 65-69 Lots Road, Chelsea, London, SW10 0RN

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Using this service your company will be registered at our address and we will forward on all your company’s statutory mail. The service is renewable annually and a reminder will be send to you via email.

What is statutory mail?

Statutory mail includes all government mail: Companies House, HMRC, Government Gateway etc. If you are interested in a full mail forwarding service where all your items of post get forwarded to you, Please contact us on 0800 644 1258 so that we can provide an exact quotation.

Why would I want to use the Service Address service?

Many directors, company secretaries and shareholders only have one address – their residential address – so this is the address they use as their service address at Companies House. This means that their residential address is shown on the public record at Companies House. By using our Service Address service, directors, company secretaries and shareholders can keep their residential address confidential as our London address will be shown instead of their residential address.

Source; Companies house ,HMRC & Other portals
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