Registered Office, SAIL and Statutory Records-10 facts

  • Limited Companies (LTDs) and Limited Liability Partnerships (LLPs) are obliged to keep Statutory Records.
  • Statutory Records must be available for the public to inspect.
  • A company will, normally, keep its records at its Registered Office. However, it is also permitted to keep its records at a SAIL (Single Alternative Inspection Location)
  • A SAIL must be located in the same jurisdiction in which a company is registered i.e. England and Wales, Scotland or Northern Ireland
  • A company is permitted to split the location of its records between a Registered Office and a SAIL
  • A company’s records must be made available for inspection for a minimum of 2 hours per working day.
  • Anyone wishing to inspect a company’s records must give notice of at least 2 working days.
  • A Limited Liability Company choosing to use a SAIL must notify Companies House using form AD02. A Limited Liability Partnership must use LLAD02
  • Forms AD03 and LLAD03 are used to advise Companies House of which of the Statutory Records a company will keep at its SAIL.
  • Forms AD04 and LLAD04 are used to advise the Registrar of Companies of any relocation of records from the SAIL to the Registered Office.

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