Coworking Membership Agreement

$129.00 inc. GST

  • Perfect for owners of shared office space
  • Suitable for all Australian states and territories
  • Peace of mind that your business is legally protected
  • Drafted in plain English by Australian lawyers
  • Complete our Coworking Membership Agreement template in under 10 minutes
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What is a Coworking Membership Agreement?

A Coworking Membership Agreement is a contract that outlines the terms and conditions for membership of a Coworking Space.

This contract is perfect for flexible office space where members share the workplace and facilities and do not have exclusive possession of the premises. Members only use part of the premises.

Coworking is NOT the same as a lease or sublease, but it offers many advantages, including flexibility, a community atmosphere and a shorter contract term with lower overheads.

 

Who can use this template?

  • Coworking Space
  • Shared Workspace
  • Open Office
  • Accelerator
  • Work Hub
  • Executive Centre

 

Do I need a contract?

Yes, we definitely recommend you use a proper contract if you’re running a coworking space!

It’s essential to manage a coworking membership properly so that you protect your premises, your members and your reputation.

Setting out clear guidelines in a contract will make things easier for you and your members.

Contracts are about more than wrapping your members up in red tape and telling them what they can’t do. Think of your contract as relationship insurance: it does all the hard, boring work of keeping the relationship on rails so that you can focus on the fun part – the actual community.

 

Other names for a Coworking Membership Agreement

  • Coworking Agreement
  • Coworking Licence Agreement
  • Coworking Terms of Use
  • Coworking Terms & Conditions
  • Shared Office Space Agreement

 

What does this Coworking Membership Agreement template include?

Our Coworking Membership Agreement template covers everything you need:

  • Nature of this Agreement -makes it clear that this is not a lease
  • Your Use of The Premises – how members can use the coworking space
  • Access to Services – services included in the membership package
  • Guests – rules for inviting guests into the coworking space
  • Membership Fees – payment terms
  • Compliance – code of conduct and rules that members must abide by
  • Term – length of the agreement
  • Termination – how either party can terminate the agreement
  • Our Liability – limitation of liability clause to protect your business interests
  • Your Liability – member liability for damage or losses
  • Insurance – required insurance to be held by members
  • Equipment – any equipment that is permitted or restricted
  • Notices – how notices can be sent and received
  • Governing Law – the governing law for the agreement
  • General – legal terms
  • Acceptance – how members can accept the agreement

 

Is a Coworking Agreement the same as a Lease?

The short answer is no. There are several key differences between the two:

Commercial Lease

🔹 Tenant has exclusive right to occupy the premises

🔹 Fixed-term (often several years)

🔹 High upfront costs

🔹 Can fit out the space to design a unique look and feel

Coworking Space

🔸 Shared office space

🔸 Flexible membership (often month-to-month)

🔸 No upfront costs

🔸 Can’t change the look and feel of the space

🔸 Access to shared facilities

Coworking actually takes the form of a Licence which allows members to use only part of the premises.

 

Is this Coworking Membership Agreement template legally binding?

Absolutely!

All of our templates have been drafted by qualified Australian lawyers who hold an Australian legal practicing certificate.

We are affiliated with a commercial law firm based in Sydney.

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What are some of the benefits of coworking?

Coworking spaces have surged in popularity all over the world in recent years. Many benefits have contributed to the growing appeal of coworking. These benefits including flexibility, different packages available, culture, central location, facilities and lower cost to join.

Coworking Space Rules

Most coworking spaces will have internal policies and procedures that you will need to agree to. These typically relate to acceptable conduct and cover issues such as:

  • noise levels
  • harassment
  • use of the kitchen
  • drugs and alcohol
  • inviting guests

Our Coworking Membership Agreement template includes a Code of Conduct with a list of rules for your members. You can add to this list of rules or make changes as required.

Can members bring guests into the space?

Yes, it is very common for members to bring guests or clients into the space for meetings. This is actually a great way to market your space and get the word out! However, it’s important to set rules around this and ensure that guests don’t take advantage of your generosity. Our template includes a clause to cover this, so you don’t have to worry.

How long are memberships?

You can decide on the different packages you want to offer to members and the length of memberships. Many coworking spaces now offer month-to-month options, or you could choose to offer fixed term memberships for 3 months, 6 months or 12 months. It’s completely up to you!

FAQ

All of our templates come in Word format (docx). We recommend that you use Microsoft Word on a desktop to fill in the template.

Yes, all of our templates have been drafted by qualified Australian lawyers who hold an Australian legal practicing certificate.

Yes, the template is suitable for all Australian states and territories.

What do I have to do after I download the template?

The template includes instructions on how to use it, as well as helpful comments along the way to guide you. Don’t just take our word for it, read what other customers have said about our products here.

Estimated time to complete the template in Microsoft Word is around 5-10 minutes. We have designed our templates to be very user-friendly.

How often are the templates updated?

We frequently update our template library and provide minor updates to wording and formatting in our documents.

If the law changes, we’ll email you with the changes and updates to add to your existing templates. You have lifetime access, so any updates are provided free of charge.

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We have worked hard to provide quality legal documents for Australian small businesses.

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Our no-hassle, 14-day refund policy means that if you are not satisfied, for any reason, we’ll work with you to make sure you’re happy, even if that means a full refund.

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This was exactly what our co-working space was looking for. We now feel up to date legally and comfortable. Very easy to use product, and written well. Thank you

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I was after an agreement framework for my co working space without the additional costs of having lawyers draft and review. I have found the template to be a good base for our membership agreement.