Guide

Set up and run a limited liability partnership (LLP)

Last updated: 7 December 2017

Changes you must report

You must tell Companies House about changes to the partnership's registered or alternative address, members' details (eg name or address) or registered name.

Change your registered address

Use the Companies House online service.

You can also download and fill in a change a registered address for an LLP. The address is on the form.

Change where your company records are kept

Use the Companies House online service to change the address where your LLP's records are kept if it's different to your registered address.

You can also use this service to tell Companies House which records you're moving to the alternative address.

Alternatively, download and fill in paper forms to:

Change members' details

Use the Companies House online service.

Alternatively, download and fill in either a:

Send it to the address on the form.

Read the Companies House guidance on how to change a member's details.

Change your LLP's name

You must tell Companies House if you change your LLP's registered name - you can do this electronically, by post, or using an agent.

Change the name electronically

You can use third-party software to change your LLP's name. What you pay depends on the software you use.

The new name will appear on the Companies House register within 24 hours.

You can't use third-party software to file a change of name application that contains sensitive words or is in Welsh - apply by post instead.

Change the name by post

Download and fill in a notice of change of name of an LLP.

Send it with a cheque or postal order for £10 to the address on the form - it takes 5 days.

Same day service

Your name change can be registered the same day Companies House gets your notice as long as it arrives before 3pm, Monday to Friday.

You must write "Same day incorporation" on the envelope and include a cheque or postal order for £50.

Your name change will be registered on the next working day if the form arrives after 3pm.

Use an agent

You can use a formation agent to register a name change for you. What you pay depends on the agent.

Set up and run a limited liability partnership (LLP)
Changes you must report