In August 2007, I signed a 3 month lease for an office at Regus that would commence in September 2007. After the lease expired I remained in the office paying the same rent, refusing to sign another lease. I continue paying month to month while they kept trying to raise my rent with me refusing to pay more. This kept going until March 2008, when they told me instead of negotiating the rent every month, I should sign a year lease and my rent would be guaranteed. So I agreed and they gave me a form to fill out in March 2008. I signed it thinking I now am going to be in this office until February 2009, when my year would be up.
Late in 2008 I went in to discuss the ending of my lease with the management of Regus. They informed me that my lease does not end in February 2009 but in May 2009. I asked, how can that be? They informed me that they had without my permission been renewing my lease twice. They renewed my lease in the beginning of March 2008 for three months without telling me even when I sat there later in March 2008 signing a one year lease. That is why they started my one year lease in June 2008; at the time not telling me.
With them doing that a twelve month lease became a fifteen month lease even though the lease says 12-month lease. Not telling before or after that I had a lease is not a fair business practice. I thought I was paying month to month as they kept trying to raise my rent.
How can they renew my lease without discussing it with me? I signed a year lease in March 2008. That lease should have been completed in February 2009 not May 2009.
Yonkers, New York