MAIL FORWARDING / HOLDING BUSINESSES
Guidance and Information for How we run our Virtual Office Business.
New provisions controlling mail forwarding businesses are contained in section 75 of the London Local Authorities Act 2007 and come into force in Westminster on 7 January 2008. Although CRC Essex is EXEMPT to the London Local Authorities Act 2007 as it is based in Essex so is not bound by Westminster rules and regulations, we do however run our business to run in line with the rules and regulations.
A mail forwarding business is carried on in Westminster, if the postal address that is made available and to which postal packets may be sent, is in the area of Westminster.
‘Mail forwarding business’ is defined in section 75 of the Act as, “the business, carried out for reward, of making available to a person a postal address to which postal packets may be sent, and doing either or both of the following -
a) holding postal packets so sent for collection by that person or his agent;
b) forwarding, by whatever means, postal packets so sent to that person.”
Requirement to Register with the Council
A person is not permitted to carry on a mail forwarding business in Westminster without being registered with the Council.
This applies whether the mail forwarding business is carried on alone or in conjunction with any other business.
An application in writing to the Council for registration is required to be made giving details of the name and address of the applicant and the address of each place in the borough occupied by the applicant for the purposes of the business.
Should the name and address of the applicant or the address of each place of business change after registration then it is a requirement to notify the council within 14 days of the change to enable the council to amend the registered details.
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