Striking off a Company should be plain sailing, unless someone raises an objection. The frustrating thing is that you may not know who it is and why they are doing it.
To find out who objected to your company strike off at Companies House you’ll need to either write to them or drop them an email.
How to Email Companies House to Find Out Who Objected to Your Company Strike Off
1. Email Companies House at enquiries@companies house.gov.uk
2. Include in your email the Company Name and Number in the title
3. Request details of the objection in the body of the email. The below should be sufficient:
“We have submitted an application to strike off the above named Company but an objection has been raised. Please can you provide us with further details of this objection.”
4. Make sure you send the email from a Director of the Company, since they have legal authority to request the information
5. Companies House will respond with a confirmation email to say they have received your request. Keep this email as it contains a reference code for your request.
It can take a while for Companies House to respond to your request depending on how busy the dissolution department are. If you want to find out the lead time for a response then call Companies House on 0303 123 4500
How to Write to Companies House to Find Out Who Objected to Your Company Strike Off
As an alternative you can request details of an objection by letter.
Send your letter to Companies House at:
You must make sure your letter is signed by a Director of the Company otherwise it will be rejected.
The Most Common Reasons an Objection is Made to the Strike off of a Company
Companies House allows anyone to object to the strike off a company. It avoids more unscrupulous Directors starting Limited companies and shutting them down without paying people. They have a much greater chance of recovering any unpaid money whilst the Company is still in existence.
The most common reasons for an objection tend to be:
- Unpaid taxes
- Unpaid Companies House penalties
- Unpaid suppliers
If you believe you owe someone money then this may give you an initial clue as to why an objection has been raised.