Registering security at Companies House

The following Banking & Finance practice note provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Registering security at Companies House
  • The scope of this Practice Note
  • What does it mean to 'perfect' security?
  • Who may register charges at Companies House?
  • Which charges are registrable at Companies House?
  • Other registrable charges—is it necessary to register a charge where a UK company or LLP acquires property which is subject to a registrable charge?
  • Is it possible to register details of amendments to charges?
  • Obligor accessions
  • Which charges are not registrable at Companies House?
  • Time period for registering charges at Companies House
  • More...

Registering security at Companies House

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The scope of this Practice Note

This Practice Note explains the regime for registering charges at Companies House where the charge was created on or after 6 April 2013 by:

  1. a company incorporated under the Companies Act 2006 (CA 2006) (a 'UK company'), or

  2. a limited liability partnership incorporated under the Limited Liability Partnerships Act 2000 (LLPA 2000) (an 'LLP')

This Practice Note explains how security which has been created by a UK company or an LLP is perfected by registration at Companies House.

This Practice Note does not cover any of the provisions of CA 2006, Pt 25, Ch A1 which relate solely to Scottish security or Scottish companies (for example, registration of alterations to floating charges). See Practice Note: Scotland—cross border banking and finance guide—Security and guarantees for further information.

For information about the regime for registering charges at Companies House where the charge was

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