Need an office? Regus seemingly has the solution. From the U.S. and the U.K. to Saudi Arabia and Senegal, Regus promises office space that’s flexible enough to fit anyone’s needs. Launched by Mark Dixon in Brussels, Belgium, in 1989, the company boasts 1,100 business centers in 500 cities across 85 countries. Regus offers a number of “office solutions,” including full-time offices that include everything from equipment and furniture to receptionists and administrative assistance, campuses that provide cubicles in an open office, virtual offices that provide a prestigious address and local telephone number, and mobile services that provide business lounges at any of Regus’ business centers.
Sounds ideal, right? It may seem that way on the surface, but at Lemberg & Associates, it’s come to our attention that Regus may be engaging in a bait-and-switch when it comes to their contracts. In the U.S., when people sign up for the service, they’re frequently given discounted rates. According to their contracts, the agreement auto-renews after one year, with a cost increase that’s adjusted based on the inflation index. What seems to be happening, though, is that the agreements auto-renew and the discounted rates jump back to the “standard” rates.
We suspect this may be happening to unsuspecting people all around the country, and are investigating a potential class action lawsuit against Regus. In order to move forward, we need to gain a better understanding of how many people may be affected.
If you’ve been victimized by a Regus contract, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us toll-free at 855-301-2100 x5500. If someone you know has been victimized, please ask them to get in touch with us. We’ll keep you posted about what we discover.