You must provide a registered office address when you set up a limited company. This is where all written communication must be sent.
If you choose to use a third party agent to handle your mail, they must send you all your company’s mail.
You may be breaking the law if you choose to receive only some of the mail sent to your company (for example, by using a service which stops junk mail).
The address must be:
- a physical address in the UK
- in the same country your company is registered in, for example a company registered in Scotland must have a registered office address in Scotland
You can use a PO Box, but you must still include a physical address and postcode.
Your company address will be publicly available on the online register. You cannot remove the address from the register.
Keeping your address private
If you do not want your address to be publicly available (for example, if it’s your home or someone else lives there) you can either:
- use a different address, such as the address of the person who will manage your Corporation Tax - you must get their permission first
- appoint an agent who will give you an address to use
You must have the address in place before you register your company.