Our London service address is available to all limited company directors, LLP members, shareholders, secretaries and persons with significant control (PSCs) who wish to maintain the privacy of their home by keeping their residential address off the public register. All personal statutory mail from Companies House and HMRC can be received at this address and forwarded to you at an alternate UK address for no additional charge.
Why do I need a service address?
- It is a legal requirement of limited company directors and secretaries, subscribers (the first members who join a company during the incorporation process), LLP members, and people with significant control (PSCs).
- To receive official mail and legal notices from HMRC and Companies House relating to the individual’s role in the company/LLP.
- Your service address will be displayed on the Companies House public register.
- Our London service address will protect the privacy of your home address.
- To prevent unsolicited mail and visitors arriving at your place of residence.
- A prestigious London service address will enhance your professional image.
- All personal statutory mail received at our London service address will be forwarded to you at any UK or overseas address.
How it works
- Click on the ‘Order’ icon.
- Select the London service address option.
- Enter the required details and proceed to checkout.
- Within 2 hours you will receive a welcome email and receipted invoice.
- You must notify Companies House of your new service address.
- Statutory mail will be forwarded to you by 1st Class mail on the day it arrives.
- The cost of £29.00 per year covers use of this service by one director only. If more than one company officer wishes to use this address, the service must be purchased again for each individual director.
- Once you have purchased this service, you can only use it for one company. The same officer cannot use the address for multiple companies, unless they buy this address service for each company.
Forwarding of service address mail
- The forwarding of official service address mail from Companies House and HMRC within the UK is free.
- If you require your service address mail forwarded to a non-UK address, we will charge the current Royal Mail postal rates plus a 15% administrative fee.
- General business correspondence is not handled with this service.
Your service address
71-75 Shelton Street
Simply buy a service address!
Click 'order' and choose the service address option. You can also select a registered office and/or business address at this stage. Once the order process has been completed we will send you a confirmation email and receipted invoice within 2 working hours.
Alternate ways to buy a service address:
1. Add it to your company formation package during the registration process
During the application process for your new company, you will be presented with a list of additional address services. At this point, you can choose to add a service address for a company officer, as well as a registered office address and business address service. Once you have selected the required address services, proceed to checkout and complete your new company incorporation application.View Packages
2. Register an account to import your existing company
You can buy a service address for each company officer of your existing company by registering an account through our website and then importing your company onto our system using the registration number and authentication code. Once your order is complete, we will notify Companies House of your new service addresses.Create Account
Proof of ID and address
We are required by law to obtain photographic ID and proof-of-address documentation from all address clients. This obligation is in accordance with The London Local Authorities Act, in addition to Know Your Customer (KYC) and Anti-Money Laundering (AML) regulations. We will provide guidance on the required documents in your welcome email. Please click here for more information.
Frequently asked questions
What is a Service Address?
A service address is the official correspondence address for an individual company director, LLP member, secretary, or person with significant control (eg. a shareholder who own more than 25% of the company's shares). It is where they will receive statutory mail from HMRC and Companies House. A service address is a legal requirement and these address details are displayed on public record.
Any full postal address in the UK or abroad can be used as a service address, with the exception of PO Box Numbers - a residential address is acceptable but most people use an alternate service address to protect their privacy.
Can I use this service for my company’s registered office?
No, this service can only be used as a service address for individuals. However, companies registered in England and Wales can separately purchase our London Registered Office service, which is available for £49.00 per year.
Can I use this service address for general mail forwarding?
No, our London Service Address can only be used to receive and forward statutory mail for individual company officers. General mail cannot be received or forwarded using this service. We do have a Business Address service that can be purchased separately for general mail purposes, and this is available for £99.00 per year.
What is the cost of the service address facility after the first year?
1st Formations London Service Address costs £29.00 per year plus VAT for each subsequent year.
Meeting rooms in Covent Garden, London
Meeting rooms and conference facilities are available for 1st Formations clients to hire at our offices in Covent Garden. All rooms can be hired on an hourly, half-day or full-day basis and come with reassuring professional assistance.
- Welcoming reception area
- Air conditioning
- Free Wireless Broadband internet access
- Conference telephone
- Photocopying, faxing, scanning and binding
- Whiteboard and flipchart
- Tea, coffee and chilled mineral water
- Full catering available
If you are interested in meeting and conference room facilities, and would like
to be sent a brochure with full pricing and booking details, please contact us.