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Register of
overseas entities

From 1st August 2022, overseas entities who want to buy, sell, or transfer property or land in the UK are required to be registered with Companies House.

dns is a registered agent with Companies House and can provide a fast and easy registration service.


Register of overseas entities

  • The new rules came into effect on 1st August 2022.
  • Any overseas entity purchasing property or land in the UK will need to be registered with the Companies House and declare the details of their beneficial owners or managing officers.
  • The rules will apply retrospectively to any overseas entity that has purchased land or property on or after 1st January 1999 in England and Wales or on or after 8th December 2014 for land or property purchased in Scotland.
  • The rules also apply to entities that have purchased properties in the period mentioned above and have sold or disposed of the property after 28th February 2022.
  • On registration, the entity will receive an Overseas Entity identification number to complete the registration with the HM Land registry when it buys, sells, transfers leases a UK property or land.
  • Failure to comply with the Act could lead to fines, a custodial sentence, and restrictions when buying, selling, transferring, leasing, or charging land or property in the UK
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Accounting anywear

dns is supporting overseas entities to register with the Companies House and declaring the details of their beneficial owners or managing officers. The service includes

  • Guidance to meet all the regulatory requirements.
  • Helping in the identification of any registrable beneficial owners.
  • Verification of the details of the overseas entity.
  • Conduct AML checks on the beneficial owners as required by the ECTE Act.
  • Registration with Companies House and handling any objections.
  • Getting the overseas entity identification registration number (OEID) will then be used for Land Registry applications.
  • Annual update and re-verification, if required.

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