hello everyone Firstly I originally posted this in the wrong section, so I have just reposted it! I wondered if anyone could offer me some advice? I have had a business for 11 years and took on a larger premises just under 4 years ago on a 5 year Lease. Initially everything was going very well. We took on good staff etc but it suddenly turned and we have had the most terrible luck in virtually every area..!its been a real struggle the last 2 years particularly. 2017 was incredibly difficult and stressful for many reasons and actually the worst year of the lot. I constantly worry about meeting my financial obligations and it’s making me ill. I have been increasingly depressed by it all and have decided after much deliberation that I need to get out of it for my own sanity! Life is too short and I am going to end up in an early grave from worry otherwise. I am more than confident that my Landlord will not release me from the Lease early. As far as he is aware we are trading successfully and I have not been late with a rent payment (I have killed myself to pay the quarterly rent on time religiously). My alternative options as I see it are to either sublet the property out or fold my Company. I have a licence to sublet in place however I would still be responsible if the tenant didn’t pay. I really don’t like this idea at all. The rent is £35,000 a year plus damage liability etc. I am therefore giving serious thought as to winding the company up. I provided it with a £80k cash injection for stock when we moved to the site as a director loan. This is currently invested in stock and I would ideally like to withdraw it and have the company wound up / struck off. We have some furniture and general equipment etc but nothing else of any significance. I owe HMRC around £1500 for corporation tax and a late filing penalty to companies house of £500.Other than that, nothing of any significance that can’t be settled. I do have a phone and broadband with BT. My biggest priority is to basically end and get out of the Lease - ideally as quickly as possible. I did not sign as a personal guarantor and it is purely in my Limited Company’s name. A Deposit of £8750 was lodged which I accept I will lose. How would you say is the best way to do this? I have read that I can just not file anything and the company will get struck off provided no one objects to it. I have also seen I can apply for it to be struck off. What I really want to avoid is an objection. I don’t think it is wise to alert my landlord to the company being wound up as he may try to keep it open by objecting. I also need to try and get the timing right as I pay the rent quarterly. My accounts are next due to be filed in mid February. In terms of removal of my Director Loan, how can I go about releasing this (obviously at purchase value)? What would be the process with regard to any other minor assets as mentioned? Would it be wise to settle the outstanding debt with HMRC? I do feel really bad over all of this and it’s not something I feel at all proud of. I just can’t continue to run myself into the ground, nor afford to lose what I invested initially. I fear that will be the outcome if I stay until the end of the tenancy. I am not generally someone who throws the towel in but enough is enough. Any advice/help is really appreciated and thanks a lot for taking the time to read the above.