It is mandatory (from legal perspective) for UK registered companies to use a registered UK address where the Government agencies can send official documents, such as statutory letters, court documents and so on. The registered office address will be recorded at Companies House.
A company when incorporated is assigned a registered office address that gets recorded in the public record, such as Companies House. All the official correspondence (letters and reminders) takes place at this address.
However, there are numerous small companies/business set-ups that do not wish to use their addresses as a registered address for official communication. This is because an effective and prestigious company address plays a crucial role in creating a good image of a company in the eyes of the customers. In addition, an effective registered office address ensures prompt and reliable delivery and receipt of official mails. All the office documents received at the registered address is forwarded to the designated address of the client. The small companies can use this address on their business stationary.
There are many firms that offer registered office address service to such small companies. For example, a small company run by a single director from his/her home can avail this service to enhance the efficiency of the business by ensuring reliable official correspondence. The director can use this separate company address to receive routine paperwork from Companies House and Inland Revenue.
The registered office address service is useful for the UK companies owned by people residing outside the UK. It is a legal requirement of a UK company to have a UK-registered address. So, such companies can avail this service and run their businesses smoothly.
The companies availing the registered address service should take care of not using the address as a ‘trading address’ for their general mails.