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The Companies (Address of Registered Office) Regulations 2016

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1.—(1) These Regulations may be cited as the Companies (Address of Registered Office) Regulations 2016 and come into force on 6th April 2016.

(2) In these Regulations—

(a)“the 2015 Regulations” means the Company, Limited Liability Partnership and Business (Names and Trading Disclosures) Regulations 2015(1);

(b)the Act” means the Companies Act 2006;

(c)“applicant” means the person who has made an application under regulation 2;

(d)“default address” means an address nominated by the registrar by virtue of rules made under section 1117 of the Act;

(e)“residential address” means the usual residential address of a director of a company stated in the company’s register of directors’ residential addresses and notified to the registrar under section 167 of the Act;

(f)“service address” means—

(i)in the case of a director or secretary who is an individual, the address stated in the company’s register of directors or register of secretaries respectively;

(ii)in the case of a director or secretary who is a body corporate or a firm that is a legal person under the law by which it is governed, the address of its registered or principal office stated in the company’s register of directors or register of secretaries respectively;

and notified to the registrar under section 167 or section 276 of the Act.

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