February 24 - We've been bugged of late by a series of, admittedly relatively small, debtors 'disappearing'.
What I mean is the company running a property simply seems to do a runner. There is no reply from the registered office. Letters are ignored. Then the accounts go overdue, and the company seems to get struck off without trace.
It's not costing a fortune but it sure as heck is costing, and that's profoundly annoying. I don't want to have to charge all small limited companies a deposit to use our service but I don't want to lose out either.
Why can't we have a way of tracing limited companies properly? And why do those who lend their addresses for registered offices seem to have no care about this issue when the company goes AWOL?
OK. That's the Friday moan over.