Find out why so many have chosen H&B and how to use our Registered Office Address services in London.
Words by Christian Muller
Once you have signed up with Hatton & Berkeley (KYC & AML) for our Registered Office Service (or Virtual Address Service) you can use the address instantly. The whole process is very simple, easy to use and takes around 5 to 10 minutes to complete. Our team is here to assist you to make it as easy and as quick as possible.
When incorporating a new company simply enter one of our office addresses, this is then automatically sent to Companies House and HMRC for the new companies details.
HOW IT WORKS
All UK companies are legally required to display the Registered Office Address, Company Name, Company Number and Country of Registration on its stationery and any affiliated websites. If you are just using H&B for your Registered Office address, this does not constitute as a trading / postal address and you will need to purchase one of our Virtual Office Addresses.
When displaying your Registered Office details on stationary it is standard practice to display these on the footer in smaller point sized knocked back (light grey for example) type.
When your Registered Office is used in error for receiving post, you will be contacted by email from a member of our team – please insure we always have the correct contact information for you, not missing any documentation.
We will ask at point of purchase that we receive proof of identity and proof of address, this is referred as to as KYC (Know Your Customer) this can be sent in via post or email but must be received within 14 days.
We are required by law to keep these on file whilst our clients are in service, this information is not shared with any third parties and the company is registered with the Information Commissioners Office to store these details securely.
CHANGING MY CURRENT ADDRESS
You can use either for filing a change of Registered Office for your existing company or when forming a new company with the Registered Office in place during the company incorporation process.
If you are an existing company you will need to file form AD01 at Companies House and write to HMRC with the new address details. You can use web filing for online processing.
Our team are happy to assist you with this process, it is fairly straight forward and can usually be completed same day.
Our team is on hand Monday - Friday 9am-5pm to help any current or new clients with their enquiries.
You can reach our Customer Services team via telephone on; +44(0)207-889-3000 or alternatively via email at: firstname.lastname@example.org