My question involves a consumer law issue in the State of: Massachusetts
I signed a one year contract with Regus for a virtual office which expired on March 31st, 2015. I no longer am in need of their services so I sent the general manager an email on May 13th 2015 stating that I wanted to cancel the service since the contract expired. He informed me that all Regus agreements are auto-renewing as stated in the Terms and Conditions, Section 2.2 and 2.3, unless the proper notice to not renewed is received and At this time, I am unable to cancel the agreement. The exact words from the contract are below:
2.2 Duration: This Agreement lasts for the period stated in it and then will be extended automatically for successive periods equal to the current term but no less than 3 months (unless legal renewal term limits apply) until brought to an end by the Client or by Regus. All periods shall run to the last day of the month in which they would otherwise expire. The fees on any renewal will be at the then prevailing market rate.
2.3 Bringing this Agreement to an end: Either Regus or the Client can terminate this Agreement at the end date stated in it, or at the end of any extension or renewal period, by giving at least three months written notice to the other. However, if this Agreement, extension or renewal is for three months or less and either Regus or the Client wishes to terminate it, the notice period is two months or (if two months or shorter) one week less than the period stated in this Agreement.
From what I understand in the terms and agreement, I can cancel if I give 3 months of written notice. PLease HELP me. The general manager does not want to let me cancel and says that the only thing that he could do for me is "offer me some sort of buyout".
I have a family of three kids under the age of 3 and our business is not doing well. Having an extra $89 a month could help out with all the diapers that we need to buy.
Thank you very much for the time anyone takes to helping my family and I.