Information needed to register a right to manage company

To register your right to manage (RTM) company we need information to send to Companies House about the company and its directors, members and (if the company is to have one) the company secretary. There are a lot of details to complete and you will probably want to collect all the information before you begin.

The information required to register your company is:

  1. Address of the property to which the company relates
  2. Company name
  3. Registered office
  4. Directors
  5. Company secretary (if any)
  6. Members who are not directors

1. Address of the property

This has to be stated in the articles of association of the company.

2. Company name

The full company name. There are very detailed rules about what company names may be used. For this type of company the name must end in "RTM Company Limited". Many RTM companies have a name that relates to the address of the property, but this is not essential.

2. Registered office

The address of the proposed company's registered office (including postcode).

3. Directors

Details of each of the directors. The company must have at least one director. For each director you will need their:

  • Full name
  • Service address (which will go on the public record)
  • Residential address (available to public authorities and credit reference agencies only)
  • Date of birth
  • Nationality
  • Present occupation
  • Details of any other registered company of which they are a director
  • Any former names (does not apply when a woman has changed her name on marriage)
  • If the company is limited by shares, the number of shares held (usually one)

Because the information is being registered electronically, without the directors, etc signing any paper forms, Companies House also insists on any three of the following pieces of security information:

Telephone number

last 3 digits

Town of birth

first 3 letters

Mother's maiden name

first 3 letters

Father's first name

first 3 letters

National Insurance number

last 3 digits

Passport number

last 3 digits

Eye colour

first 3 letters

Director's service address

This was brought in on 1st. October 2009 so that directors' home addresses would not be available on the public file. The address must be one at which the director can be contacted. It may be the director's home address, but need not be. If the company has business premises, that address is the obvious one to use. If the business is being run from the director's home, then that will probably be the company's registered office address anyway, so there is not much point in using a service address that is different from the home address. We offer a company registered office service and a director's service address service if you want to use our address.

4. Company secretary (optional)

A private company need not have a secretary but may do so.
Slightly less information is required for the company secretary than is the case for a director:

  • Full name
  • Service address
  • Date of birth
  • The number of shares (if any) the secretary is to have in the company.
  • Security information (as for a director - see above)

If the company secretary is also a director, the information can be put in at the same time.

Any members who are not directors

For a member who is not a director, the information required is:

  • Full name
  • Address (including postcode, but it need not be a residential address)
  • Security information (as for a director - see above)

If you have any questions about the information required please contact us by email or by telephone at any time, Monday - Friday, 9.00 a.m. - 5.00 p.m.

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