A group of WeWork members hired Jim Walden of Walden Macht & Haran to demand the co-working giant stop collecting membership fees during the pandemic. WeWork members have argued the way the co-working firm frames its deals makes them more akin to gym memberships than traditional leases.
- Alienating customers who have a max of one-year leases: Members have been disappointed in how the company went about collecting rent. The firm sent demanding emails, charged a 10 percent late fee for missed payments and took money out of their account in the middle of negotiating deferrals, forcing them to fight to get the money back, CO noted.
- Noteworthy part of the letter: “WeWork’s actions are both unlawful and hypocritical since, as we understand it, WeWork has not been paying full rent to its own landlords.”