Articles of Association

Companies House provides free model articles of association, but they should not be used blindly. Just as one-size-fits-all clothing never fits anyone quite right, the free model articles are unlikely to be perfect for your company without extensive additional work.

These templates from Net are based closely on the models in the Companies Act 2006, but with alterations and options to make your business more successful and easier to run.

Template: Articles of Association: limited company (ltd) by shares

Template: Articles of association: private company limited by guarantee

Template: Articles of Association: property management company

Template: Articles of Association: company controlled by single shareholder director

Template: Articles of Association: multiple share classes

Template: Articles of Association: lender or investor requires protection

Template: Articles of Association: family owner-managed company

Template: Memo and Articles: trading company with vesting shares


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