Companies Act 1993

188 Requirement to change registered office

(1)

Subject to this section, a company must change its registered office if it is required to do so by the Registrar.

(2)

The Registrar may require a company to change its registered office by notice in writing delivered or sent to the company at its registered office.

(3)

The notice must—

(a)

state that the company is required to change its registered office by a date stated in the notice, not being a date that is earlier than 20 working days after the date of the notice:

(b)

state the reasons for requiring the change:

(c)

state that the company has the right to appeal to the court under section 370:

(d)

be dated and signed by the Registrar.

(4)

A copy of the notice must also be sent to each director of the company.

(5)

The company must change its registered office—

(a)

by the date stated in the notice; or

(b)

if it appeals to the court and the appeal is dismissed, within 5 working days after the decision of the court.

(6)

If a company fails to comply with this section, every director of the company commits an offence and is liable on conviction to the penalty set out in section 374(1).

Compare: 1955 No 63 s 115A; 1975 No 137 s 12