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Grounds of the application
Application by an individual to restrict the disclosure of their residential address
Application by a company, LLP or overseas company to restrict the disclosure of its officers addresses
Application by a subscriber of a proposed company or proposed member of a proposed LLP
Application by an individual to make an address unavailable for public inspection
Application by a company to make the addresses of its members unavailable for public inspection
Application by a person who registers a charge to make an address unavailable for public inspection
The registrar s decision
Quality of documents
Further information


Application by a person who registers a charge to make an address unavailable for public inspection


1. Why would I want the registrar to make an address unavailable for public inspection?

You may consider that you, your employees or persons who live with either you or your employees, are at serious risk of being subjected to violence or intimidation due the activities of the company or LLP that is or was subject to the charge.

2. Who can make an application?

An application can be made by a person who registered a charge on or after 1 January 2003 under:

Part 12 of the Companies Act 1985;
Part 13 of the Companies Northern Ireland Order 1986;
Part 25 of the Companies Act 2006; or
regulations under section 1052 (for overseas companies).
The person cannot be the company that created the charge or acquired the property subject to the charge.

Where a company is subject to the charge the form is "Application under section 1088 to make an address unavailable for a public inspection by a person who registers a charge" – SR03.

Where an LLP is subject to the charge the form is "Application under section 1088 to make an address unavailable for public inspection by a person who registers a charge for a Limited Liability Partnership (LLP)" – LL SR02.

Both these forms are available on request from our contact centre on 0303 1234 500.

3. What information does the application require?

The application requires:

the name of the applicant, and where the applicant is a company or LLP its registered number;
the address that is to be made unavailable for public inspection;
an address for correspondence;
the name and registered number of the company or LLP that is or was subject to the charge;
where the applicant is the chargee the service address that is to replace the address on the register; and
a statement of the grounds for making your application, this is covered in Chapter 1.
You will also be required to provide evidence to support your application. Further information on this is in question 4.

Remember: It is an offence to make a false statement.

4. What evidence must I supply?

You must supply evidence that supports the statement of the grounds of your application. Some examples might include:

a police incident number if a previous attack has occurred;
documentary evidence of a threat or attack; or
evidence of disruption, violence, intimidation or other targeting by animal rights or other activists.
It will depend on your circumstances what evidence you can provide us. This may be in the form of a written document or photographs if these clearly show the risk.

5. Is there a fee for making the application?

Yes there is a fee of £15 for each document from which the address is to be made unavailable. Cheques should be made payable to Companies House.Your form will be rejected if it is not accompanied by the correct fee.

6. Where do I send my application?

Your application must be sent to The Registrar of Companies, PO Box 4082, Cardiff CF14 3WE together with the appropriate fee and supporting evidence. This will ensure it is processed by the appropriate team.

7. What happens when you receive my application?

We will check the details you provide and review the grounds for making the application. We may ask you to provide additional evidence if we feel that you have not supplied sufficient information. To assist us in reaching a decision we will seek an assessment from a relevant authority of the nature and extent of the risk to you of violence or intimidation.

We cover information on the registrar’s decision and how you will be notified in Chapter 8.