Do you need to inform Companies House if you change your LLP's name?

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We’re getting ready to change the name of our LLP. Is this something we’ve got to tell Companies House about ourselves - or will they simply find out for themselves?

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Yes, it is very important that you tell Companies House. You cannot start using a new LLP name until Companies House has approved the change and provided you with a certificate of name change.

You can inform Companies House by post or online through WebFiling using form LL NM01, or you can send notification via software filing through a company formation agent. The latter option is the quickest. Either way, you must pay £8 to Companies House to change the name.

Before you apply, please ensure that:

  • The name is available to register and is not too similar to another company/LLP name on the register.
  • It is not registered as a trademark
  • It is available as a domain name.
  • You include supporting evidence if the name contains any ‘sensitive’ words or expressions.

Companies House should approve the name change within approximately 24 hours of receiving a request, but it may take longer. When Companies House issues your certificate of name change, you must update your websites and official stationery accordingly.

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