Assets of your dissolved company

Companies House struck off companies that do not comply with UK company law. However, Companies House will publish a notice in the Gazette before your company is dissolved. If no one comes forward, your company will be struck off within 2 months. Consequently, the assets of your dissolved company will be Bona Vacantia.

All Bona Vacantia assets of your dissolved company will be passed on the Crown because it does not have a legal owner.

For example, your company’s bank account will be frozen. Thereafter, any credit balance in the account will be passed to the Crown.

Usually, this would happen when Companies House did not file your confirmation statement and/or company accounts.

Apply to restore your company

Generally, in this situation, you may apply to Companies House to have your dissolved company restored back to the register. However, your company must not have been dissolved for more than 6 years.

If you are not familiar with the UK company restoration process, you are best to use qualified accountants firm to handle the restoration for you.

Bona Vacantia company assets

If you have any questions about your dissolved company’s assets, you may contact the following legal bodies to enquire.

If your company is incorporated in Northern Ireland, please send your enquiries to the following address:

The Crown Solicitor,
Royal Courts of Justice,
Chichester Street,
Belfast BT1 3JY

If your company is incorporated in Scotland, please contact The Queen’s and Lord Treasurer’s Remembrancer.

The Queen’s and Lord Treasurer’s Remembrancer (QLTR Unit),
Scottish Government Building,
1B Bridge,
Victoria Quay,
Edinburgh EH6 6QQ

If your company’s registered office is in Lancashire, please write to Farrer & Co.

The Solicitor for the Affairs of the Duchy of Lancaster,
Farrer & Co,
66 Lincoln’s Inn Fields,
London WC2A 3LH

If your company’s registered office is in Cornwall or the Isles of Scilly, please correspond with Farrer & Co.

The Solicitor for the Affairs of the Duchy of Lancaster,
Farrer & Co,
66 Lincoln’s Inn Fields,
London WC2A 3LH

For all other cases, please write to the Government Legal Department in London.

The Government Legal Department,
Bona Vacantia Division (BVD),
PO Box 70165,
London WC1A 9HG

Lastly, if you have any questions about your company restoration, you may contact Companies House or speak to our London accountants.

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