Apply for a waiver letter (WA1)
If you are applying for the administrative restoration of a dissolved company, the law says that you must obtain the Crown representative’s written consent. This consent is known as a waiver letter.
Apply for a waiver letter from the Treasury Solicitor
You should apply to the Treasury Solicitor when your company owned any kind of property in England or Wales, and its last registered office was not in Cornwall, Lancashire, Merseyside or parts of Greater Manchester, Cheshire and Cumbria, known as the Duchies of Cornwall and Lancaster.
If your company’s last registered office was in one of these areas, you may need to apply to Farrer and Co. Before you complete any application form for a waiver letter you should carefully check whether the last registered office address was within the areas covered by Farrer and Co.
If your company owned any kind of property in Scotland or Northern Ireland, you will require a waiver letter from the Queen’s and Lord Treasurer’s Remembrancer, Scotland or from the Crown Solicitor’s Office, Northern Ireland.
To apply to the Treasury Solicitor complete application form BVC14:
Send the application form to:
Treasury Solicitor's Department
Bona Vacantia Division (BVD)
PO Box 70165
Switchboard 020 7210 4700
Pay the £64 application costs (no VAT will be charged).
Payment can be made by BACS (including internet banking) or CHAPS. Please use the dissolved company’s name (or as much of the name that you can fit in) as the reference.
|Account Name||GBS Re Crowns Nominee|
|Bank Address||Citibank, Government Banking Service, Citigroup Centre, 33 Canada Square, Canary Wharf, London E14 5LB|
|Reference||[the dissolved company’s name]|
Cheques can also be used but will take longer to process. They should be made payable to ‘The Treasury Solicitor’ with the company’s name and the words “waiver letter” written on the back of the cheque.
If the Treasury Solicitor has not dealt with any assets of the company no further costs will usually be payable.
If the Treasury Solicitor has dealt with any assets of the company you should pay his full costs of dealing with those assets before the Treasury Solicitor will issue a waiver letter. He will provide you with a schedule of these costs.
Issuing a waiver letter
The Treasury Solicitor will not issue a waiver letter if one or more of the following applies:
- incomplete or missing application form
- incorrect amount paid
- additional costs not paid
The Treasury Solicitor will issue a waiver letter when:
- the application form is complete
- payment has been received
- there are no outstanding costs
The waiver letter will be issued to the address or fax number provided on your form.
The Treasury Solicitor will not send the waiver letter to Companies House for you.
Applications usually take up to three weeks to process. You don’t need to contact the Treasury Solicitor unless this time period has expired.
If you pay us by cheque your application may take longer.