Privacy service features

With the Privacy service, you can use our address as your company’s registered office, and also use it for your directors, shareholders, secretaries and people with significant control (PSCs).

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What do I get with the Privacy service?

Protect your own address

Every company’s registered office is automatically published on the  Public Register, for anyone to see. This is a legal consequence of running a limited company and it cannot be removed. Because this information is public, it is taken by credit checking agencies and data list companies who sell your address to marketers and junk mailers.

If you use a residential address as the registered office, nothing is in place to stop unexpected visitors turning up on your doorstep. Use our London address to keep your address private.

Protect your directors, shareholders, secretaries and people with significant control (PSCs)

All company officers must provide an address, known as a ‘service address’, where they can be contacted. By law, this information is automatically published on the  Public Register and cannot be removed.

By using an officer’s residential address as their service address, it opens the possibility of the officer being targeted. Not only could someone identify your company’s address, but they could specifically look up your directors and shareholders by name and find their addresses too.

Increase your credibility with a prestigious London address

In business, first impressions count a great deal. Using your home address can make you look unprofessional and potentially damage your reputation. Our central London address greatly improves your corporate identity, creating trustworthiness and increasing your credibility.

We forward the mail you need, and block junk mail

All your official government mail will be scanned to you (if you want it to be posted also, you just need to contact us within 7 days of receiving the mail and we can post it to you, wherever you are in the world, with nothing to pay for postage). 
We’ll also block unsolicited junk mail (there’s a lot!) so you only get your company’s official mail. 

Perfect if you live in a rented property

If you are in temporary accommodation and need to move, using our address can save the inconvenience of changing your address details - and stationery! 
Similarly, many rental agreements prevent the use of the rented address as a registered office. If not explicitly prevented, permission must be sought from the landlord which can be difficult to get.

Ideal for non-UK residents

A UK limited company must have a UK based registered office. Using our central London address ensures your company is compliant and you can continue business as usual, wherever you are in the world.

What do I need to know if I don't renew?

  • You will need to update your company’s registered office to an alternative address from ours.
    This updated address will be on the Public Register, available for anyone to see. Please be aware that other companies or individuals can (and do) search for a company’s registered office and turn up unexpectedly.
  • You will need to update the service address for each of your officers to an alternative address from ours.
    The address/es of your directors, shareholders, secretaries and people of significant control (PSCs) will be on the Public Register, which anyone could look up and potentially use to target company officers. There’s nothing in place to prevent a someone - from curious customers to malicious intent - from turning up at their home.

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