Company Restoration

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What is company restoration?

Formations House offers a fast and easy service to help restore a company to the Companies House registry after a dissolution, winding up order or if it has previous been struck off the registry. Our dedicated team of company restoration experts have decades of experience in recovering dissolved companies, and work as quickly as possible to have your business up and running again. You will receive updates every stage of the way and, as we handle the entire process, it is a hassle-free experience.

Dependent on the circumstances of the company’s dissolution, we will either recommend an administrative restoration or a court order restoration.

What is an Administrative Restoration?

If your company has been dissolved by Companies House due to non-filing of Annual Returns/ Confirmation Statements, Annual Accounts or voluntary dissolution within the last 6 years then the only way to restore the company is by Administrative Restoration.

Formations House can assist you in restoring your LTD or LLP quickly and easily. We will manage all the paperwork, follow up on the application and ensure all the relevant documentation is prepared and submitted.

Depending on how long the company has been dissolved, you may be required to prepare accounts and annual return/ confirmation statements for the period between dissolution and restoration.

The entire restoration process typically takes 3 weeks, however for simple restorations it can be as fast as 2 weeks, and more complex restorations may take up to 6 weeks to complete.

Formations House can only process a restoration application on the instruction of the previous director or shareholder of the company at the point of dissolution.

    The Fees payable are as follows:
  • Companies House Restoration Fee: £100
  • Treasury Solicitor Waiver Letter Fee: £64
  • Formations House processing Fee: £1500 (including up to 6 years Dormant Accounts)
  • Active Accounts Preparation Fee: £300 per year (only applicable if the company was still trading after it had been dissolved at Companies House)
  • Penalties: £Variable – Charged by Companies House for late/ non fling of accounts and annual return/ confirmation statements (provisional quote provided on service application)
  • All fees are subject to change and will be confirmed at the time of application.
    Please note: The original company name may not be available if another company or LLP has registered with a similar name.
    Please Note: Companies that were situated in either Cornwall or Lancashire when dissolved will incur extra charges. The extra charges of £125+vat are payable to Farrer & Co; the solicitors who represent the Duchy Estates.
    Contact our Sales Team for more information or to go ahead with restoring your company.

    What is a Court Order Restoration?

    Any Ltd or LLP that has been dissolved on the company register at Companies House for more than 6 years will require a restoration by Court Order.

    The process is extensive and costly. But if there is no intention to trade having restored the company the court may waive outstanding penalties.

      Cost are as follows
    • Companies House fee - £300
    • Court fees - £308
    • Treasury Solicitor fee - £64 or, if the Company is resident in either the Dutchy of Cornwall or the Dutchy of Lancaster; £150
    • Our fee - £2000 (including up to 6 years Dormant Accounts)
    • Active Accounts Preparation Fee: £300 per year (only applicable if the company was still trading after it had been dissolved at Companies House)
    • Penalties: £Variable – Charged by Companies House for late/ non fling of accounts and annual return/ confirmation statements (provisional quote provided on service application)
    • Usually there is no need to be present at Court. However, if it is a requirement the applicant can attend on their own behalf OR an arrangement can be made whereby we can supply a solicitor or barrister to represent you. A cost will be acquired in advance.

      If the Company/LLP is to resume trading, all outstanding Annual Accounts and Annual Returns must be filed and paid up as well as any penalties for late filing.

      If simply restoring to retrieve assets, filing of outstanding accounts and returns will not be required.

      Restoration period can take up to 5/6 months.

      The original company name may not be available if another company or LLP has registered with similar name. A dissolved company does not have priority and will need to change its name.

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