Directors’ Service Address Facilities
A service address is defined under s1141 as ‘an address at which documents maybe effectively served upon that person’. The conditions for this are laid out in the Companies Act 2006 states that ‘the service address must be a place where the service of documents can be effected by physical delivery and the delivery of documents is capable of being recorded by the obtaining of an acknowledgement of delivery’.
The BTC Service Address Facility is many ways is similar to the requirements for that of ‘Registered Office’ but for the benefit of the director’s rather than the company itself.
It should be noted however that a person who is a director or secretary of more than one company can file a different service address for each company he is an officer. This can mean that a change of service address at one company does not trigger changes at the others.
It would common for the service address to be that of the registered office, especially when that address is other than a residential address. One concession under the Act is that the service address may be listed and filed as simply ‘the company’s registered office’ and not having to enter the full address. This could be particularly useful if the company changes its registered office, meaning no amendments need to be filed for the individual directors.
BTC’s ‘Service Address Facility’ costs £40+VAT per annum, which includes all statutory officer mail.
The ‘Service Address Facility’ is available when you are forming your company through our online system, just click to select the service when completing the details of the officers in the appointments section.