Twitter sued by Crown Estate for alleged non-payment of rent at its London headquarters
Twitter is being sued by the Crown Estate for an alleged failure to pay rent at its London headquarters.
The estate which oversees the King’s property portfolio has brought an action against the social media giant in the High Court.
A spokesman for the estate said the dispute related to Twitter’s West End headquarters.
Rent row: The Crown Estate has brought an action against the social media giant in the High Court. It is believed to be above his first floor office in Piccadilly Circus (pictured)
The offices are believed to be above his first-floor office at the Piccadilly Circus site, which Twitter has occupied since 2014.
The group’s signs and logos have been removed from the building, but an employee told the Daily Telegraph the company still has a presence in the building.
Earlier this month, Twitter staff at its Singapore office were told to work from home after the company reportedly fell behind on rent.
It’s the latest legal headache for the company since Elon Musk’s disastrous £38billion takeover in October, days after which he fired half of Twitter’s 7,500 employees.
Former Twitter employees in the UK are also taking legal action against the company, claiming they were unlawfully fired during mass job cuts following the deal.
London law firm Winckworth Sherwood accused Twitter of “unlawful, unjust and totally unacceptable treatment”.
Twitter was asked for comment.
The dispute also comes as Twitter’s daily revenue is 40% lower than a year ago, as many advertisers have suspended spending since the Tesla mogul’s takeover.