WeWork is demanding that its members hand over rent despite many still being unable to pay, even threatening debt collection.
While the threat of evictions have been extended across several cities including New York, WeWork technically does not have to abide by these restrictions since it operates on memberships.
According to Business Insider, the coworking firm demanded rent by sending hundreds of letters from in-house lawyers to members across the US and Canada.
This news follows WeWork’s downgraded credit rating from Fitch Ratings, putting it at high risk for default.
Early on in the pandemic, WeWork was more lenient with its rent collection after it faced backlash for receiving its own rent relief from landlords, without extending the same grace for its members.