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Resigning From An Insolvent Company As A Director

Resigning from an insolvent company as a director. Written by John A Waller,Director. November 22nd,2022.

Company Director Resignation Protocol

Directors always have multiple reasons for resigning, such as retirement, desiring a new venture or relocation, but there are many other reasons. The process is often quick and easy, taking very little time. 

However, directors must consider many factors when deciding to retire.

Director’s resignation procedure: –

  • I intend to resign as a director of this company, so I am writing this letter to inform you of my decision. Note that a justification stands unwarranted, but an official termination date is.
  • If the other directors agree with your plan, fill out the form TMO1 and submit it to Companies House.
  • Companies House will remove your name from the list of directors for the company’s records when they receive the form.
  • Inform your suppliers and customers of your resignation in advance.
  • You can walk away if you follow the law.

Resigning from an insolvent company as a director – Additionally: –

Operating a limited company, means that even if your company falls into debt before, during or after your resignation, you will not be held liable. One of the advantages of limited liability being directors are not personally responsible if the company fails. Rather, procedures such as liquidation, which insolvency practitioners use to close matters, commence. Only the directors who oversee insolvency can initiate or stop the process. Once you resign, you have no impact on company operations.

Outstanding debt or personal guarantees?

Your liabilities with the company are complete once removed from the records, so long as the involvement of limited liability. In terms of personal guarantees, the situation gets complicated. Directors ask about guarantees signed while in office. However, the rules and regulations remain in place. Suppose you give a personal guarantee for a loan or other finance for the company. While a director, you will be held responsible and pursue payment if the company doesn’t have enough money to cover it. In other words, the responsibility ultimately falls on you. Until payment takes place in full, the obligation remains your responsibility, being the guarantor. So seek your release from any personal guarantee when you leave.

Upon resignation from the company, ensure you have paid any loans you owe the company; otherwise, the liquidator will come after you for repayment, as it remains a company asset.

Anything that occurred during your time as the director can haunt you, such as the company becoming insolvent years later and the appointment of administrators. The administrator investigates the director’s actions over the past three years. Therefore, you stand at risk if any wrongful actions occur. As a director, you must be mindful of the potential consequences of your actions.

Another thing that you should consider remains whether you have shared. In many cases, the directors of a company are also shareholders in that company. If you want to transfer company shares, you must first check the articles of association at the companies’ houses to see if possible. Are they to be sold automatically? Can they be kept?

Finally, are you still owed any money? Have you received your salary in full up until this point? 


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