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About SFS

About SFSThese pages provide background information on Small Firms Services Limited. We hope that the content of these pages answer any questions you may have about our company. If you need to contact us do not hesitate to call one of the Service Team on 0800 328 7494. We are available during normal office hours to answer your questions and to explain more about who SFS are and how we can help your business.

You may also find our Information Centre of interest as it provides answers to some of the most popular questions we receive.

You can find information on our products and services by clicking on the services link on our menu.

What is a registered office?

what is a registered officeThe registered office is the official address recorded by Companies House for UK companies and LLP’s. Companies House will display the address on the public register and use this address when communication with the company.

All UK companies (LTD's) and limited liability partnerships (LLP's) are legally required to have a UK registered office. The registered office address is the main point of communication for Companies House and HMRC. These two government bodies will always write to a company’s official address.

In a typical year several notices and reminders are posted to companies to remind them of their statutory duties. This includes notices to file accounts, annual returns, and to submit company tax returns. You can find more information on a company’s filing responsibilities on our website.

The address must be effective at all times. This means that the address must be genuine and able to accept mail on behalf of the company. If a letter is sent to the registered address is should be accepted. In general a PO Box address is not permitted and you cannot use a Royal Mail post box as your companies address. When an address is found to be ineffective Companies House may take action against the company.

Some business can benefit from using a registered office service provider. Using a reputable company address as your official registered office will ensure your company meets its legal requirements.

How to change your registered office?


Changing the company’s address is simple. All you have to do is file form AD01 at Companies House. You can find more information on this here.

How do I order a registered office address?


If you would like us to provide you with a registered office service visit our ordering page and choose your preferred address.

For any further advice on using our services do not hesitate to contact one of our advisors.