Keith Boddy


I have been a Partner at Harold Benjamin since 1997 dealing with contentious property issues including landlord and tenant work and other general commercial dispute resolution. Prior to Harold Benjamin, I was a partner in a boutique firm. I have a wide-range of expertise in the security of tenure of business and residential tenants. This includes specialist knowledge of commercial lease renewals and disputed renewals.


For a period of over 20 years advising a national retailer in relation to the procedural and court aspects of lease renewal in relation to its portfolio of leasehold shops.

Advising a variety of London based and other regional retailers in relation to the renewal of their leasehold portfolios

Successfully settling the opposed renewal of the lease of a major store in the West End of London.

Obtaining possession of premises for a major housebuilder in opposition to its tenant’s claim for lease renewal.

Following the issue of proceedings and mediation successfully settling the dilapidations claim of premises in London W1 at approximately half the original claim, to include obtain contributions from sub tenants of parts of the premises.


  • LLB in Law and French, Reading University
  • Keith Boddy qualified as a Solicitor in 1984.

Memberships and Recognition

  • Member of the Law Society of England & Wales
  • Member of the Property Litigation Association


T:020 8872 3051

Property Guardian Schemes

Keith Boddy 08 May 2017

A practice has grown up of companies that offer a service to owners of vacant commercial property, which involves them putting “guardians”…

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A Home from Home

Keith Boddy 24 Jan 2017

There is a lot of interest in the present trend for letting property for short term or holiday lets on the internet….

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A Trial is not a Dress Rehearsal

Keith Boddy 16 Jun 2016

As a general rule, most tenants who occupy premises for the purposes of a business will be entitled to renew their Lease…

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