Liquidating a company


18-Nov-2017 17:29

A liquidator is appointed when a company is placed into liquidation.

The liquidator takes control of all the company’s unsecured assets, which are sold to repay the creditors.

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Unsecured creditors can’t take legal action against a company in liquidation or deal with its property unless they have permission from the Court or the Liquidator.

A final report is sent at the end of the liquidation.

If the Official Assignee is the liquidator, creditors can log in to the Insolvency and Trustee Service website to access regular updates on the progress of the liquidation at any time after the first report has been filed.

Company directors often guarantee their company's debts, which means they have to repay them if the company goes into liquidation.

to pay off as many creditors as possible, and at the end of the process, the business will be officially closed and no longer exist.

If there is a surplus after all the company assets have been dealt with and the debts and liquidation expenses have been paid, then it will be distributed back to the shareholders.

A guarantor is someone who agrees to repay the debt of a company or person if they default.

If the liquidator recovers money the Companies Act 1993 sets out the priority of payments to include: The liquidator must send a report to all creditors outlining the company’s financial position at the date of liquidation within 25 working days from the date of liquidation.

In a voluntary liquidation the report is sent within five working days.” is used when a business is placed into liquidation once it is unable to meet its financial obligations and pay off debt.This can be done as a voluntary liquidation or a court ordered, forced liquidation, with a liquidator appointed to oversee the process.The report will explain how the liquidator intends to manage the liquidation, and how long it will take to complete.



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