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.

DISCLAIMER: This article should not be relied upon when making any decisions or taking any action of any kind. Please consult professional advisers before making any decision based on the contents of this blog.

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