Small organisations with no premises often have to use a personal address for official correspondence such as Companies House, and for business correspondence. Protect your personal information with VAL's address service.
About the service
What does VAL’s address service include?
VAL’s address service is exclusively available to non-profits and social enterprises, and includes the following:
- Registered address service
- Director’s address service (for up to 5 Directors)
- Business address service
- Discounted room hire rates (10% discount)
Many other address services charge for these individually.
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- It is a legal requirement for all limited companies
- To receive official government mail from governing agencies, such as Companies House and HMRC
- Registered office details must be displayed on all company stationery and websites
- To protect your residential address from being displayed on the public register of companies
- To prevent unsolicited mail and visitors arriving at your home address
What is official government mail?
Official government mail is classified as mail from the following agencies: Companies House, HMRC, Government Gateway, Department for Work & Pensions (DWP), Office for National Statistics, Information Commissioner's Office (ICO), and Court documents.
Where should my registered address be shown?
A company’s registered address must be on the following:
- all company documents
- business letters
- order forms
On business letters, order forms and websites, you must show:
- the company’s registered number
- its registered office address
- where the company is registered (England and Wales, Scotland or Northern Ireland)
- the fact that it’s a limited company (usually by spelling out the company’s full name including ‘Limited’ or ‘Ltd’)
See this page on gov.uk with further details:
A sign with the name of your organisation must be on display at your registered address, and any address where you operate (excluding your home, if you have a home office).
Your organisation’s Directors (who are trustees for the purposes of charity law) must be registered on Companies House. To avoid using their home address, you may use a Director’s address service.
A business address can be used for everyday business correspondence for your organisation. This is separate from your Registered address, which is for official government correspondence only.
Read the full Terms and Conditions.