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Company Formation With Single Alternative Inspection Location (SAIL Address)

Using a SAIL address after company set-up

Using a SAIL Address After Company Registration

If you choose to use a SAIL address, you must notify Companies House by submitting the form. You must also submit a form, which serves to inform Companies House of the types of statutory records that are to be held at your SAIL address. In addition to notifying Companies House, you must include your SAIL address in your annual confirmation statement, together with the details of the statutory records held at this address.

If you later decide to move any of your records back to your private company's registered office address, you must submit another form to Companies House. You may wish to change your SAIL address if you move your company out of your family home.

The benefits of using a SAIL address from us - if you run your limited company from the comfort of your own home and you have listed your home address as your registered office address, Companies House inspectors and members of the general public may visit you there to inspect your statutory records.

If you run a private company, you must make your company's records available for at least two hours a day between the hours of 9 am and 5 pm on working days only, while if you run a public company, you must make your company's records available for at least 8 hours a day between the hours of 9 am and 5 pm on working days only.

If someone wishes to view your records, they must provide you with notice of the date and time they intend to visit for the inspection. Depending on the nature of their visit, you may be entitled to receive at least two working days' notice. If you are worried about the prospect of an inspector turning up at your home address, a SAIL address will prevent such inspection requests from disrupting your family life.

If you require a SAIL address for your company, we offer a range of locations. Call us now to discuss your requirements.

The requirements mentioned above are relevant to all type of companies and limited liability partnership (it does not matter is your company or an LLP is dormant or not).

By the way, provider who supported you a registered office address is not responsible for failure to comply with regulation, including The Companies (Trading Disclosures) Regulations 2008, you own company and directors are responsible to comply with regulations, and can be penalised for failure to comply with Law.

You can double check the information mentioned above on the Government websites:

Useful Information Before to Have a Legal Address

Useful Information Before to Have a Legal Address

Before you apply for a registered office address from other companies registration agents, you should ask them, would they keep your accounts & registers, are they allow third party to come and inspect the records of your company at the registered office address? If your company is in business or trading, will they display a company name at the registered office address or not? If yes, simply ask for the confirmation of the format how they display your company name at their legal address, which belongs to your company.

Provision of a Registered Office & SAIL Address

Provision of a Registered Office & SAIL Address

Many formation agents can offer you the provision of a registered office address for a few pounds only, but not many of them can satisfy with the legal requirements such as to keep the legal records of your company at the registered address, and even to display your company name at the legal address of your company. At Coddan, we will keep all necessary registers and display your company name at our address in London, and allow relevant bodies to come and inspect the records. Call us to discuss your needs!