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Board Minutes - Change of Registered Office


These template board minutes can be used as evidence of a company decision to change their registered office address. From 4th March 2024, the Economic Crime & Corporate Transparency Act 2023 (ECCTA) has introduced new rules for registered office addresses. Companies must always have an “appropriate” registered office address. This is one where:

  • any documents sent to the registered office would be expected to come to the attention of a person acting on behalf of the company; and
  • any documents sent to that address can be recorded by an acknowledgement of delivery.

Companies cannot use PO Boxes but can use a third-party agent’s address, such as an accountant or a solicitor, provided it meets the conditions of being an appropriate address.

This template may therefore be used if either a company needs to make a forced change to its registered office address following the requirements of the ECCTA or if it is merely making a change following new company circumstances. 

Companies that do not have an appropriate registered office address can be struck off the register. If Companies House identifies an inappropriate address, it will change it to a default address held at Companies House. The company must then provide an appropriate address, with evidence of a link to that address, with 28 days. If this is not received, Companies House will start the process to strike the company off the register.

A change of registered office address is notified to Companies House on Form AD01. This can be filed online.

Optional phrases / clauses are enclosed in square brackets. These should be read carefully and selected to be compatible with one another. Unused options should be removed from the document.

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