Your company is dissolved by Companies House and you do not know why. This often happens when your company did not keep up with the yearly compulsory legal filings with Companies House.
Common reasons Companies House dissolves limited company are:
- Their confirmation statement is overdue.
- Their company account is overdue.
- Letters sent to your registered office being returned to them and the company’s director did not reply to their letters.
The confirmation statement
Every limited company must submit their confirmation statement at least once every 12 months. Companies House send out reminders to your company’s registered office when your statement is due for filing. This shall help you to keep up with your legal filing.
Company accounts not filed with Companies House
Likewise, every company must prepare and deliver their company accounts to Companies House. You have nine months after your company’s official accounting year-end to submit your company accounts. For a public limited company, you have 6 months to do so.
Again, Companies House would send reminders to your registered office to remind you to submit your company accounts on time.
There is a late filing penalty for filing company accounts late even just by one day.
For this reason, it is very important you update your company registered office address.
Dissolved less than 6 years
You may apply to restore your company with Companies House or leave it as dissolved. If you are going to restore your company it must not be dissolved for more than 6 years.