Hotblack Desiato
4.8/5, 675 reviews
97% recommended
92% sales valuation accuracy
97% sales fee satisfaction
95% lettings valuation accuracy
96% lettings fee satisfaction
Estate agents in Camden, Islington, and Highbury, Hotblack Desiato specialises in handling the sale of residential property and is committed to providing a high quality personal service combined with knowledge and expertise. show more Estate agents in Camden, Islington, and Highbury, Hotblack Desiato specialises in handling the sale of residential property and is committed to providing a high quality personal service combined with knowledge and expertise.
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Performance Statistics
Services Valuation Fees Min Price of property reviewed Max Price of property reviewed
Sales 92% 97% £123,000 £9,995,000
Lettings 95% 96% £330 £5,300
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From Landlords From Tenants From Vendors From Buyers Other
167 4 374 13 53 0 43 0 20 1
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  • Lettings
  • Block Management
  • Surveys
  • Conveyancing
  • Mortgage Advice
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Jul 13,2020
Minithumbup
Phifi
By: 'Nicholas Mark Hamilton'
Jul 13,2020
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We received excellent service from Hotblack, from both Camden office and subsequently Islington office. Phifi Tsannos at Camden office ably dealt with our first buyer for a sale that collapsed due to the effects of lockdown. Stuart Shiers at Islington, starting with the relaxation of ...
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Jun 02,2020
Minithumbup
By: 'Caitlin Fine'
Jun 02,2020
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Gino has been so helpful throughout our moving process, including handling tricky conversations due to lockdown. Hotblack are definitely the the best estate agents I’ve dealt with in the last 5 year....
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“Renting experience...”

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May 30,2020
Minithumbup
By: 'Claudia'
May 30,2020
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I take the time as I think it is just right to let you know that Gino Gerardo from Hotblack Desiato has been extremely helpful for the conclusion of our renting experience. We found him very professional and approachable at the same time as well ...
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“Satisfied Clients....”

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Apr 24,2020
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Stuart
By: 'Nigel Rumfitt'
Apr 24,2020
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We initially sought to sell our Islington flat in July 2018. We received excellent advice from Stuart Shiers of Hotblacks. Sadly the market was in a bad state because of the Brexit chaos at the time. We took the flat off the market but were sufficiently ...
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By: Stuart Shiers
Apr 24, 2020
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I wish all our sales were as straightforward as this one! Your timing first time around was not so good, with the effects Brexit was having on market and economic uncertainty at their height, in 2018. Timing for your your second attempt was was impeccable however, as you found a narrow window post General Election and pre- CV-19 lockdown, when the market was making a strong recovery. Thank you for your kind words, and recommendation. Do drop by to say hello, next time you are in Islington! ...

“Hotblack Desiato in Highbury...”

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Apr 15,2020
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Josh
By: 'Kate Harvey'
Apr 15,2020
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The team at Hotblack Desiato in Highbury have been great in helping us find and secure our ideal one bed flat for rent in the area. We worked with Josh, who was very responsive, friendly, and did a great job to ensure the whole process ...
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Apr 15,2020
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By: 'Matt Labron'
Apr 15,2020
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Friendly, professional and clear communication throughout has made the whole process very simple, despite the current Coronavirus outbreak. Highly recommend...
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“Excellent service from Stuart...”

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Apr 14,2020
Minithumbup
Stuart
By: 'Roger Crooks'
Apr 14,2020
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The second time I have used Hot Black Desiato to sell a property in Canonbury NI. Stuart Shiers was excellent from the outset. Professional, personable and a calming head with good advice when the sale ran into problems. The valuation proved just right and his ...
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Apr 20, 2020
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Thank you for your positive feedback and recommendation. Achieving repeat business from a client is incredibly rewarding and I am delighted you decided to instruct Hotblack Desiato for a second time! ...

“Great service Hotblack provided a seamless ......”

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Mar 28,2020
Minithumbup
Josh
By: 'collette'
Mar 28,2020
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Great service Hotblack provided a seamless end-to-end service for letting out my property. They kept me well informed throughout the process and dealt very professionally with all of the unexpected issues that came up along the way. Thanks to Gino and Josh in particular!...
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Mar 28,2020
Minithumbup
By: 'Jeremy Simon'
Mar 28,2020
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Gino couldn't have been more helpful in finding us a place to rent. He went above and beyond under challenging circumstances, always friendly and quick to respond....
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“Excellent service from Gino - really helped u......”

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Feb 27,2020
Minithumbup
By: 'James Hanson'
Feb 27,2020
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Excellent service from Gino - really helped us to find our ideal property, quick and clear communication and helped us to sort everything without any hassle. Will definitely use these agents if looking for property in the area in future Thanks Gino!...
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Feb 23,2020
Minithumbup
Ripon
By: 'Devon Veillette'
Feb 23,2020
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Background // - Moved to London 🇬🇧 from Canada 🇨🇦 with a couple weeks notice for a job too good to pass up. - Was living out of AirBnBs while I looked for a flat Scenario // - Needless to say the experience of looking for flat in London ...
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“Property management could be better, but in g......”

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Jan 29,2020
Minithumbup
By: 'Aivar Sootla'
Jan 29,2020
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Property management could be better, but in general I had a good experience. I rented a two bedroom flat with a friend for almost two years. We had a few delays with the boiler and the bathroom repairs and I am not exactly sure why ...
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“He was very responsive by e-mail and helpful ......”

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Jan 24,2020
Minithumbup
By: 'Andrew Ferraiuolo'
Jan 24,2020
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He was very responsive by e-mail and helpful throughout the home search process. The place he showed me was the one I ultimately rented....
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“Gino to the rescue!...”

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Jan 22,2020
Minithumbup
By: 'Andrew ogden'
Jan 22,2020
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Having locked myself out (again) and not having my partner to rely on as she was away, the lovely Gino agreed to meet me to hand me spare keys. I was even more grateful as it was very out of hours (22:15), he had a smile ...
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“I recently moved to London from Vancouver and......”

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Jan 08,2020
Minithumbup
By: 'Carl Moriarty'
Jan 08,2020
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I recently moved to London from Vancouver and George was an excellent resource in finding the home that I was looking for. His extensive knowledge of the local inventory and thoughtful approach, put in a lovely flat that met all my needs. He was very ...
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“Hiten and Alasdair at Hotblack were brilliant......”

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Dec 18,2019
Minithumbup
Alasdair
Hiten
By: 'Francesca Henderson'
Dec 18,2019
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Hiten and Alasdair at Hotblack were brilliant. After a year of dealing with average estate agents during my property search, I can so relieved that the property I went for was managed by Hotblack. The team were efficient, experienced and trustworthy, I truly felt as ...
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“Very helpful and professional. We bought thro......”

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Dec 17,2019
Minithumbup
Hiten
Alasdair
By: 'Florence Graham Dixon'
Dec 17,2019
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Very helpful and professional. We bought through them and they made a lot of effort to make the process as smooth as possible....
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“We had the best experience renting our house ......”

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Dec 11,2019
Minithumbup
Ripon
By: 'Paulo Marques'
Dec 11,2019
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We had the best experience renting our house through Hotblack. Ripon was available to do viewings at any time, even when we had to bring our kids in toe. He was understanding and knowledgable. Negotiation was fast and courteous. And when we were ready to ...
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“We recently relocated to the UK and George ha......”

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Nov 28,2019
Minithumbup
By: 'Kimberley Bryant'
Nov 28,2019
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We recently relocated to the UK and George has made the daunting rental process a breeze. He is always quick to respond and really helpful. We couldn't have asked for a better agent!...
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“Very helpful and efficient - took all of the ......”

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Nov 27,2019
Minithumbup
Jessica
Ripon
By: 'Ed Acker'
Nov 27,2019
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Very helpful and efficient - took all of the stress and burden off of me during a busy time. I would use them again without hesitation....
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“Mari is always super nice to deal with. She’s......”

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Nov 25,2019
Minithumbup
By: 'Jamie Simmonds'
Nov 25,2019
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Mari is always super nice to deal with. She’s quick to respond and arrange solutions to any issues I have in the flat....
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“Responsive and professional company, promptly......”

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Nov 22,2019
Minithumbup
By: 'Anders'
Nov 22,2019
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Responsive and professional company, promptly handling all maintenance requests. Also very helpful when negotiating/renegotiating a contract. Mari in particular has been really helpful in making sure all maintenance questions and handled and followed up on quickly....
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“A cut above...”

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Nov 21,2019
Minithumbup
Ripon
By: 'Amy Witchalls'
Nov 21,2019
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Ripon is epic. He showed me round a property that I wasn't expecting to fall in love with, I just happened to be in the area seeing another of his properties, and it turned out to be the one. I did fall in love with ...
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“George was amazing end to end. After listeni......”

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Nov 20,2019
Minithumbup
By: 'Chloe Devlin'
Nov 20,2019
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George was amazing end to end. After listening to our requirements, we were shown the exact property we were looking for the next day. He was always quick to respond to any queries including liaising with the landlord and current tenants to provide swift and ...
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“big support...”

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Nov 14,2019
Minithumbup
Ripon
By: 'Chiara'
Nov 14,2019
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Professional, helpful, kind, clear explanations and great support. (and even a so pretty guy!) I'm in a very delicate phase of life and I'm feeling so lucky and happy to have an agent so prepared and supportive....
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“Hotblack Desiato - Tenant Review...”

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Nov 07,2019
Minithumbup
By: 'Kelly'
Nov 07,2019
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Mari Metrama in particular has been very helpful in assisting with all tenancy related requests, often at very short notice. Very responsive generally....
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“Ripon is a professional and reliable lettings......”

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Nov 04,2019
Minithumbup
Ripon
James
By: 'Yin Fong Fok'
Nov 04,2019
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Ripon is a professional and reliable lettings negotiator. His working attitude is good and keen to help and provide detailed information. I appreciate his help for my accommodation in London in such a short period of 2 weeks. I found the excellent teamwork spirit of Hotblack ...
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“Amazing help for finding our unit!...”

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Nov 02,2019
Minithumbup
Ripon
By: 'Alex'
Nov 02,2019
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Ripon helped us to secure the perfect unit for our needs in the heart of Angel. He readily answered all of our questions and made the whole process smooth. He was very approachable, friendly and easy to work with. Would highly recommend contacting Ripon for ...
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“Mari has been of great use in helping to sort......”

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Nov 01,2019
Minithumbup
By: 'John Stibbard'
Nov 01,2019
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Mari has been of great use in helping to sort out problems at my property from large to small with expediency and friendliness....
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Tenant Fees

Overall Fees
£0 (inc. VAT), Pay Upfront

Fees & Payments (as permitted under the Tenant Fees Act 2019)
Holding Deposit - One week’s rent
Security Deposit - 5 weeks rent to £50,000pa or 6 weeks if higher
Change of Tenant/sharer - £50 inc VAT or reasonable costs if higher
Failure to return keys plus cost of changing locks - Full replacement costs
Early Termination - Re-marketing costs (See below)
Variation of Contract - £50 inc VAT (see below)

Last updated on 31/05/2019, 3:23 PM by Jessica Pinnick - Lettings Manager

Kindly note that legally, letting agents need to publish information about their tenancy fees, government-approved redress schemes and client money protection schemes on their website and on third party websites (on which agents are listed). For properties to lease/rent in England, agents need to keep this information up to date and precise on allAgents or specify within the property description.

Complaints Procedure

Please visit our website www.hotblack.co.uk or call our office on 020 7226 0160 for our complaints procedure
Last updated at 9:41 AM 01/09/2017 by Stuart Shiers

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