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How might a dispute about the address of a company’s registered office be resolved?

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Published on LexisPSL on 31/10/2018

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  • How might a dispute about the address of a company’s registered office be resolved?

Under section 87 of the Companies Act 2006, a company may change its registered office address by giving notice to Companies House on a Form AD01. In general this action should be carried out by one of the company’s officers. However, if the company’s directors and/or any company secretary are refusing to change an address which is the subject of a dispute, there is an alternative course of action.

The Companies (Address of Registered Office) Regulations 2016, SI 2016/423 (the Regulations), make provision relating to applications to change the address of a company’s registered office. Applications may be made by any person and must include the information specified in the Regulations. The address will be changed if the registrar is satisfied that the company is not authorised to use the address. When an application is successful, the registrar must change the address of the company’s registered office to an address that has pre

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