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Removal from register of overseas entities

Removal from the register of overseas entities - how do you remove your entity from the Register?

Has your overseas entity sold its property or land in the UK, England and Wales, Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland? If so, you should apply for its removal from the Register.  

This eliminates the necessity for compliance.  For example, annual reporting and potential penalties governed by the law of maintaining a registered legal entity on the Register.  

If you don't remove your entity, Companies House may punish you. For example for not following the annual updating requirements.   Authorities may deem some of these failings a criminal offence. So you should act today to get your entity removed. 

Companies House provides guidance on the renewal process here.

Removal from register of overseas entity

Our Overseas Entity De-Registration Service

We take care of every step to ensure we correctly remove your company from the register.

Here’s what we do:

  1. Verify information. We check that all your company’s details on the register are up-to-date and accurate as of the application date.  (This is a Companies House requirement).
  2. Handle the paperwork.  We manage all the necessary documents and submissions, saving you from the hassle and complexity.
  3. Conduct checks.  
  • We perform all required checks with UK Land Registries.  
  • Ensuring that the new owner of the property has registered themselves as the Registered Proprietor.  (Removing your entity from the Land Registry).  
  • Make sure there are no issues that could lead to rejecting your application.  (Each Companies House fee of £400 is non-refundable).

How Much does it cost?

  • £600 plus VAT if there are no changes to update prior to removal application. 
  • £800 plus VAT if there are changes to update prior to removal application.
  • Companies House fee is £706 (non-refundable).

This applies for entities that own up to 3 properties.   If your entity owns more than 3 properties, please let us know and we will provide you with a specific quote. 

Contact us now about your annual update or your entity's removal from the register.

Or call +442074992605 to speak to us.

Have you made your annual update? 

Before you de-register, you must ensure that all the information on the Register is correct and up-to-date.

This means you must have made your annual update statement on or around the time of your first submission.  

Visit our service page now to get started, and we can also help you with this.  

Why Choose Us?

  • Expertise: Our team has the required knowledge and experience with the UK’s Register of Overseas Entities.
  • Efficiency: We streamline the process, making it faster and less stressful for you.
  • Support: We provide ongoing support and updates throughout the process.

By removing your overseas entity from the register. You ensure that your company no longer has obligations linked to UK property ownership.

This step is crucial for maintaining your company’s compliance with UK laws.

Contact us today to begin the process. 

We will ensure that we handle your de-registration correctly and swiftly.   Leaving you to be worry-free and able to focus on your business.


Q.  What are the eligibility criteria for removing an overseas entity from the Register?

A.  An overseas entity can remove itself from the Register if it no longer owns property or land in the UK.

The entity must also ensure to update all property transfers in the UK Land Registries.

Q. What documents do I need to apply for de-registration?

A.  Up-to-date information about the overseas entity. Details of any changes to the beneficial owners or managing officers.

A UK-regulated agent (such as Edward Young Notaries & Lawyers) must also complete verification checks. 

You must report any recent updates. 

You will need the overseas entity’s authentication code and identification documents for verification.

Q. How long does the de-registration process take?

A. The process typically takes a few days to finalise.

Q. What happens if the de-registration application is rejected?

A.  If your application is rejected, you will receive a notice explaining the reasons for the rejection. 

Please make sure all information is accurate and complete before submitting your application, as the fee is non-refundable.

Q.  Can an entity re-register after being removed from the Register?

A.  Yes, a company can register again if it buys property or land in the UK later on. 

Q.  Will the authorities update the register of overseas entities to remove previous listings?

A. No, the last entry shows the legal personality of the entity on the Register. This will remain on public record. This will be under the previous Overseas Entity ID.  

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