Twitter sued for failing to pay rent for its London offices

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Twitter sued for not having paid the rent of its London offices

Twitter's offices in London no longer display the company logo.

The Crown Estate, which manages assets belonging to the British monarchy, said on Tuesday that it had sued the company responsible for the American social network Twitter, accusing it of not having paid the rent for its offices. Londoners.

A representative of the Crown Estate said it has reached out to Twitter and is currently in discussions with the company, which was bought last year for US$44 billion (C$60 billion) by billionaire Elon Musk.

The founder of Tesla and SpaceX subsequently laid off half of Twitter's workforce and stopped paying rent for several of its offices in order to save money, according to American media. The company is thus being sued by several owners in the United States.

In London, Twitter's headquarters have been located since 2014 in a property on the Crown Estate near Piccadilly Circus.

According to the British newspaper The Telegraph, the logo of the social network has been removed from the building, but a Twitter employee indicated that the company was still present in the building.

Social network officials were not immediately available to comment on this information.

The Crown Estate, one of the UK's largest landowners, including properties in the heart of London, the Royal Estate of Windsor, and the seabed off England, Wales and Ireland of the North, for a heritage valued at more than 15 billion pounds (24.7 billion Canadian dollars).

Its profits are paid into the budget of the United Kingdom in the context of #x27;a centuries-old agreement, and the reigning monarch, now Charles III, is given back some of it through an annual endowment.< /p>

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