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Rubberdesk is a peer to peer marketplace for office space.
Owners (Hosts) list office space for rent on Rubberdesk themselves for potential Tenants (Guests) to view and enquire.
Through the Rubberdesk platform, Guests enquire and request viewings of office spaces. This allows Hosts and Guests to meet and ensure the space and people are the right fit.
Each month Guests book and pay through the Rubberdesk platform for the office space.
Hosts have the right to decline a booking.

Hosts can set the minimum rental period to be a month, week or day when they create the listing.
The vast majority of rentals are by the month and repeat for multiple months.

Depending on the space rented the savings are typically around half of what you might pay elsewhere.
Rates vary and are set by the Host, but the average desk rate on the Rubberdesk platform is ~$510 per month.

Spaces that grow as you do.

When you rent office space by the desk – you only pay for what you use – so there’s no need to pay for an empty desk until you want to fill it.

There are no long-term leasehold agreements – this is flexible working the way you want it.

It is free to list space on Rubberdesk.
Rubberdesk charges 10% of the monthly fees collected from Guests.
All fees are included in the prices shown on the site.

If you agree a longer term rental directly with your Guest then no problem – you can save on the 10% fees and pay just the first month’s rent!

Check out the Host Membership Agreement for all the details

It’s up to the Host how much they want to charge.

Owners establish the listing price for a space on Rubberdesk and prices quoted are inclusive of Rubberdesk fees.

If you want to make the Host an offer under the amount shown on the site then you may do so directly with them.

Taxes and payment processing fees are calculated when Guests hit the “Book” button.

  • Desks are individually priced and the booking amount is a multiple of the rate, number of desks and duration booked.
  • Private Offices are priced for the whole office and calculated based on the duration of the booking.

Hosts are required to insure their space during the time of rental.
Guests are required to have business insurance during the time of their rent.

While Rubberdesk maintains its own required insurances – it makes no guarantees or provisions for insurances to any parties using the site or services.

Bonds and Security deposits are not managed through Rubberdesk.

Typically yes.

However, spaces can be listed as furnished or unfurnished at the discretion of the owner.
We see a mix of requirements from Guests, but generally they look for furnished spaces.
We find most Hosts are flexible in this regard if there is a particular need a Guest has.

Typically Rubberdesk handles all payments.
Guests pay Rubberdesk when they book a space and Rubberdesk pays the Host directly by Electronic Funds Transfer to their bank or via PayPal.
Hosts are paid on the first day of the booking.

 

However, some Hosts have asked if their Guest can pay them directly and Rubberdesk invoice them our fees.  We’re ok with that – we want what’s best for our customers.

When you book space through Rubberdesk, at the discretion of the Host, the Rubberdesk Standard Short Form Licence Agreement between the Host and Guest may be used.
It is at the discretion of the Host as to use of the Licence, noting that the Host may well use an amended version of the Licence as no one standard agreement can cover all circumstances.

We strongly encourage Hosts and Guests to consider independent legal advice before using or entering into any legal arrangement (including use of the Licence), as well as considering in full the particular circumstances of their proposed space sharing. Rubberdesk accepts no liability or responsibility as to the use of the Licence (as is or amended) by either a Host or a Guest and use of the Rubberdesk website and all services provided by Rubberdesk are covered by the terms and conditions of the site available.

Use of the Rubberdesk website and all services provided by Rubberdesk are covered by the terms of use of the site and the Host Membership Agreement
Copies of the Rubberdesk Standard Short Form Licence Agreement are available upon request. Please get in touch to request a copy.

If you’re a lease holder then the chances are that there is a clause requiring your landlord’s permission to rent out part of your office.

You should send them an email requesting permission and explaining that you intend to rent office space through Rubberdesk which:

  • Is a short term rental of space
  • Between you as the Host and the Guest
  • Does not forego your obligations under your leasehold agreement or add other parties to it

 

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