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What is the post April 2013 procedure for applying for an extension of time to register a charge at Companies House? What are the requirements and what is the court fee?

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Produced in partnership with David Nicholls of Landmark Chambers
Published on LexisPSL on 10/05/2017

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  • What is the post April 2013 procedure for applying for an extension of time to register a charge at Companies House? What are the requirements and what is the court fee?

What is the post April 2013 procedure for applying for an extension of time to register a charge at Companies House? What are the requirements and what is the court fee?

Charges granted by a company should be registered. The relevant law was amended in April 2013 with the insertion of a new Part 25 into the Companies Act 2006 (CA 2006) (CA 2006, Pt 25). The requirements for applying to court to extend time for registering a charge at Companies House are addressed below.

As a general rule, all charges granted by a company must be registered at Companies House (and in some cases also at the Land Registry). There are some exceptions for particular types of charges, such as rent deposit deeds. One reason why it is important to register a charge granted by a company is to protect the charge and the chargee in the event of the company’s insolvency. In April 2013, the relevant law in the CA 2006 governing the registering of charges at Companies House were amended.

A charge must be registered within 21 days beginning on the day after the charge is created (CA 2006, s 859A(2)). To register the charge, the company or any person interested in the charge must deliver a statement of particulars in accordance with CA 2006, s 859D to the registrar of companies at Companies

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