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Company Restoration

Company Restoration

Company Restoration

If your company was dissolved within the last 6 years then we can assist in restoring it to the company register.

When a company is dissolved any assets that it held become ownerless ("Bona Vacantia") and are passed to the Crown, via the Government's Legal Department ("Treasury Solicitor").

If the asset in question was a cash asset worth between £300 and £3,000, or if the company is not eligible for restoration, then you may be able to apply for a discretionary grant. You can find details on how to apply on the Treasury Solicitor's website for Companies that are Eligible for Restoration and for Companies that are NOT Eligible for Restoration.

If the asset was worth more than £3,000, or was a non-cash asset, such as land and buildings, then the only way to reclaim the asset is by restoring the company to the register.

Administrative Restoration

There are two ways that a company may have been dissolved, either by application (DS01), or by action taken by the Registrar for non-compliance. If your company was struck-off for non-compliance then you should be eligible for Administrative Restoration.

The cost for Administrative Restoration varies depending on the company's situation, but the prices are calculated as per below:

Item Cost
Our Fees £99 + VAT
Companies House Application Fee £100
Annual Confirmation Statement Fees £40 for each return required to bring the company up to date
Accounts Late Filing Penalties Any penalties that were due at the time of dissolution will need to be paid
Treasury Solicitor's Waiver Fee * £64

* If the company's registered office was within the Duchies of Cornwall and Lancaster then the Waiver fee will be £150 + VAT instead of £64 as the waiver must come from Farrer & Co instead of the Treasury Solicitor.

Our fees include:

  • The preparation of the restoration application form
  • The preparation of each Annual Confirmation Statement
  • Obtaining the waiver letter from the Treasury Solicitor
  • Liaising with Companies House RE any Late Filing Penalties
  • Submitting the application to Companies House

We are unable to prepare the Annual Accounts and you, or your accountant, will need to provide us with these for submission.

If you would like assistance with an Administrative Restoration, please contact our Company Secretarial department on 0800 988 3223, or cosec@blueskyformations.co.uk.

Court Order Restoration

If the company was dissolved by filing an application for striking-off (DS01) then the only way to restore the company is by an application to the Companies Court. We can only assist with Companies that were registered in England & Wales.

Again, the costs for Court Order Restoration vary depending on the company's situation, but the prices are calculated as per below:

Item Cost
Our Fees £400 + VAT
Court Fees £308
Annual Confirmation Statement Fees £40 for each return required to bring the company up to date
Accounts Late Filing Penalties Any penalties that were due at the time of dissolution will need to be paid
Treasury Solicitor's Fee £300

If the company's registered office was within the Duchies of Cornwall and Lancaster then a waiver fee of £150 + VAT will also be required.

Our fees include:

  • The preparation of the Claim Form and witness statements
  • Submitting the application to the Court
  • Serving the Court Orders on the relevant parties
  • The preparation of each Annual Confirmation Statement
  • Liaising with the solicitor
  • Liaising with Companies House RE any Late Filing Penalties

We are unable to prepare the Annual Accounts and you, or your accountant, will need to provide us with these for submission.

If you would like assistance with a Court Order Restoration, please contact our Company Secretarial department on 0800 988 3223, or cosec@blueskyformations.co.uk.

Getting the Assets Back

Once the company is restored, its assets cease to be ownerless and return to the ownership of the company. However, if any assets have been transferred to the Treasury Solicitor then an application will need to be made to get these back. The Treasury Solicitor's website provides details on the reclamation process.