Dormant company for sale
- May 4, 2011 at 5:48 pm #18458
Hi, Does anyone know of anywhere I can purchase a 3 yr old+ UK LTD dormant company for sale? Private or retail? Not looking to spend a fortune. Thanks.May 7, 2011 at 7:13 am #68988
It seems your in luck. I have one you might be interested in. I purchased it from the National Business Register (http://www.start.biz/home.htm) a while back before going back to the drawing board for tax reasons. Ended up registering another abroad and retaining it for future use or sale.
The asking price is £850 (a bargain considering the prices I've seen online) and the process of transfer is by way of director and shareholder resignations and appointments. All of the necessary forms can be provided and if desired pre-filled where applicable.
Once Companies House processes the forms, you are free to procure a bank account, issue invoices, register for VAT and/or change the name.
Key details of the Dormant UK LTD company are as follows.
Company Name: ON REQUEST (hints at consulting/marketing/pr/professional services)
Date of Incorporation: 11/04/2008
Country of Origin: United Kingdom
Company Type: Private Limited Company
Nature of Business (SIC(03)): 9999 - Dormant Company
Certificate of Incorporation: Yes
Share Capital: £1000
Copies of articles & memo. of association: Yes
Hard back loose leaf Company Register: Yes
Forms to appoint New Director & Secretary (Form 288a): Yes
Form to change The Registered Office (Form 287): Yes
Form to change The Accounting Reference Date (Form 225): Yes
Companies House Webfiling Account (Security + Auth Code): Yes
Accounting Reference Date: 30/10
Last Accounts Made Up To: 30/04/2009 (DORMANT)
Next Accounts Due: 30/07/2011
Last Return Made Up To: 11/04/2011
Next Return Due: 09/05/2012
Last Members List: 11/04/2011
Any questions feel free to ask.May 10, 2011 at 11:15 pm #69024
thanks. price is slightly steep. i'll get back to you after a few days.May 11, 2011 at 8:50 am #69026
Can anyone tell a bemused accountant why someone would pay £850 to buy a second hand dormant company as opposed to £30 to form a new one to your exact requirements?
Its going to be abundantly clear to anyone who checks on Companies House (ie anyone who is doing some basic due diligence on you) what has occurred, so what is the advantage?
James Smith [i]Chartered Accountant[/i] www.jamesesmith.co.uk--------------------------- Your indispensable guide to Small Business Bookkeeping, Self-Assessment & VATJune 2, 2011 at 2:23 pm #69284
We have some aged dormant companies available on our UK page here, some even as far back as 2006:
Feel free to enquire any questions with us.
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I can only assume you are confusing doormant companies with domain names. Older domain names get treated better by search engines and ustomer get a sense of well being if they think your website has been around a few years. The records kept on domain names dont show what the site was doing in the past. Companies house records do show what has happened so it will be obvious to anyone that you bought a dormant company. The only reason for buying a dormant company that I can think of is if the name is particularly good or relevant to what you are doing.