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Twitter ‘sued by Crown Estate over unpaid rent’ at its London headquarters

Twitter sued by Crown Estate over alleged failure to pay rent at its London headquarters

Twitter is being sued by the Crown Estate over an alleged failure to pay rent at its London headquarters.

The estate overseeing the King’s property portfolio has brought a claim against the social media giant in the High Court.

A spokesman for the estate said the dispute was related to Twitter’s West End headquarters.

Rent row: The Crown Estate has brought a claim against the social media giant in the High Court. It is believed to be over its first floor office in Picadilly Circus (pictured)

The offices are believed to be over its first-floor office in 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 had a presence in the building.

Earlier this month Twitter staff at its Singapore office were told to work from home after the company was reported to have fallen behind on rent.

It is the latest legal headache for the company since Elon Musk’s disastrous £38billion takeover in October, days after which he axed half of Twitter’s 7,500 employees.

Former Twitter staff in the UK are also taking legal action against the company, claiming they were unlawfully dismissed during mass job cuts following the deal.

London law firm Winckworth Sherwood has accused Twitter of ‘unlawful, unfair and completely unacceptable treatment’.

Twitter was asked to comment.

The dispute also comes as Twitter’s daily revenues sit 40 per cent lower than a year ago as a slew of advertisers have paused spending since the Tesla tycoon’s takeover.

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Read more at DailyMail.co.uk



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