What is a service address for directors or LLP members?
A company director or LLP member can now submit two addresses to Companies House when forming a new company/LLP or when updating a director’s details.
Home Address All directors are required to provide their home address to Companies House. This information can be accessed by Companies House employees, the police, banks, and credit checking agencies that have the required authority. It cannot be accessed by members of the public. If you do not provide your real home address it will cause problems opening bank accounts and satisfying identity checks.
Service Address Directors and LLP members can provide a service address ‘in addition’ to the home address. This is sometimes referred to as a ‘correspondence address’. This information is placed on Companies House public records and can be accessed by anyone. This service address can be the same as the director’s home address however many directors now choose to use their office, their accountants or a service provider’s address instead. This prevents a director’s home address from being added to the online public register and becoming public information for anyone to see.