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    • 50Twuncle
    • By 50Twuncle 15th May 18, 10:27 AM
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    Not listed on Companies House
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    • 15th May 18, 10:27 AM
    Not listed on Companies House 15th May 18 at 10:27 AM
    Should I beware of a bathroom fitting company who doesn't appear on Companies House listing ?
    Also - the website does not have an address or any registration number on it ....
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    • BoGoF
    • By BoGoF 15th May 18, 10:47 AM
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    • 15th May 18, 10:47 AM
    Is it a Ltd company? If not then it won't be listed at companies house.

    What sort of registration number are you expecting to see on the website? Does the website have a 'contact us' link which may show an address?
    • waamo
    • By waamo 15th May 18, 10:48 AM
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    • 15th May 18, 10:48 AM
    If it's a small one man band operating out of his own house it might be ok.

    If they claim to be a large company then probably not.

    If only there was some way of seeing this website. There might be a clue on it.
    This space for hire.
    • baldelectrician
    • By baldelectrician 15th May 18, 10:51 AM
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    • 15th May 18, 10:51 AM
    Look up the who.is data on the web domain


    www.who.is
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    • bris
    • By bris 15th May 18, 12:26 PM
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    • 15th May 18, 12:26 PM
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    • 15th May 18, 12:26 PM
    Not every business is a company. Sole traders and partnerships don't register with companies house or need a registration number.


    There are millions of us out there, it's nothing to be suspicious about.


    Look for reviews or any kind of digital footprint that might give you an idea of how reliable they are.
    • LilElvis
    • By LilElvis 15th May 18, 12:36 PM
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    • 15th May 18, 12:36 PM
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    • 15th May 18, 12:36 PM
    You might not be looking for the correct name - it could be XXX Ltd. trading as YYY, so looking for YYY Ltd. wouldn't give a result on Companies House.
    • unholyangel
    • By unholyangel 15th May 18, 2:26 PM
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    • 15th May 18, 2:26 PM
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    • 15th May 18, 2:26 PM
    Not every business is a company. Sole traders and partnerships don't register with companies house or need a registration number.


    There are millions of us out there, it's nothing to be suspicious about.


    Look for reviews or any kind of digital footprint that might give you an idea of how reliable they are.
    Originally posted by bris
    Limited partnerships (whether LP or LLP) need to register.
    Money doesn't solve poverty.....it creates it.
    • eddddy
    • By eddddy 15th May 18, 4:02 PM
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    • 15th May 18, 4:02 PM
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    • 15th May 18, 4:02 PM
    Should I beware of a bathroom fitting company who doesn't appear on Companies House listing ?
    Originally posted by 50Twuncle
    Conversely, don't assume that a limited company (listed by companies house) is 'safe' or reputable.

    I can pay 12, and within 24 hours I could have a registered company called something like "The Worldwide Bathroom Fitting Corporation Limited" - even though I have no clue how to fit a bathroom.
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