In order to change the name of a company, Limited
Companies need to file appropriate documentation with Companies House in order for the Registrar of Companies to permit a
company name change.
The company with
the altered name is the same company it was before the name change. No rights or liabilities of the company are affected by
the change, although the companys name is changed the company number remains the same.
Let Pip It Up Company Formation agents take care of the legal paperwork for you.
The new Company name is entered into the register of companies in
the place of the old name and a new certificate of incorporation on change of name is issued.
The choice of name is subject to the same restrictions as when a new company is registered which include:
- The name must
not already be used by another company.
name must not be offensive.
- The name must
not be criminal.
- The name must not infer
a local or central government connection.
name must include certain words e.g. limited or public limited company.
- The name must not contain restricted words if the permission of any body controlling the use of such names has not
The government has power to require
companies to change their names if the name is too much like that of another company, if the information provided to support
the use of the name was misleading, if the description of the company's activities is misleading of if in the case of
an overseas company the name could not be approved for use in the UK.
The time period of a change of name is aprox 5- 7 working days on reciept at companies house .
At checkout you will be asked a few simple questions which will enable us to start the process.
N.B we will require you to sign the neccessary Resolution, we will email you a copy that you can print and return