COMPANY RESTORATION: There are specific procedures for restoring a dissolved company.
You must apply to Companies House to get a company restored. The process is also known as ‘administrative restoration‘. It only applies to situations whereby:
- You were a director or a shareholder of the dissolved company.
- The company got struck off and dissolved by the Registrar of Companies within the last six (6) years.
- The business was trading at the time that it got dissolved.
Note: You will need to apply for a court order to restore a dissolved company in any other circumstances.
Applying for Administrative Restoration
If you apply for administrative restoration of a dissolved company you need to send to Companies House:
- A completed ‘RT01 application for administrative restoration to the register‘ form.
- Payment by cheque for the amount of £100 and made payable to ‘Companies House’.
- A ‘Bona Vacantia waiver letter WA1‘ (if the company had assets).
- Any outstanding company documents including accounts and tax returns or confirmation statements. This also applies to penalty payments or filing fees.
Companies House Address
Companies House also accept telephone enquiries if you need help or advice about an administrative restoration application.
After You Apply for Company Restoration
What if your application has been successful? In this case, the company gets restored as soon as the registrar sends a confirmation letter to you.
But, if the application gets refused, you may be able to:
- Get a dissolved company restored by applying for a court order.
- Make an application for discretionary grant. This applies to a company shareholder who needs to claim some money back.