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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 Read full description...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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“excellent service Ripon helped me secure my flat in very short period of time 5*!...”

Jun 11,2019
Minithumbup
Ripon
By: 'Katherine'
Jun 11,2019
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I've had a great experience with the Hot black desiato team in Islington, Ripon was lovely showed me the perfect flat and got everything going so promptly very professional and the best part they are always just a phone call away....
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“Great support from the start...”

Jun 04,2019
Minithumbup
Mark
By: 'EA'
Jun 04,2019
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As a first time buyer, I am very glad that Mark was there to help and support me through all the processes of the sale. He was very kind, patient and efficient, and always helpful. I am very happy to recommend him!...
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“Excellent service...”

May 28,2019
Minithumbup
Stuart
By: 'Tony'
May 28,2019
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We worked with Hotblack Desiato to sell our flat in Islington and secured a quick sale at our desired asking price. They were friendly, responsive, professional, had a good understanding of our local market and managed our expectations well rather than trying to hook us ...
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By: Stuart Shiers
May 28, 2019
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Hi Tony Many thanks for taking the time to write a review. I am delighted the sale went smoothly and the timing worked out well for you. Very best of luck with your new home, when you eventually move in, and with the new addition to your family!! ...

“Thank you Stuart...”

Apr 28,2019
Minithumbup
Stuart
By: 'Lanny'
Apr 28,2019
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Thank you, for turning what would usually be a stressful experience, into a smooth transaction. I recently decided to move my elderly Father closer to me. I viewed a small property to purchase and within 11 weeks of making an offer, I was holding the keys ...
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By: Stuart Shiers
Apr 29, 2019
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'Lanny' Thanks you for your comments and generous praise. It means a lot. I hope your Dad settles in well into his lovely new flat! ...

“Sensible, sound advice...”

Apr 18,2019
Minithumbup
Mark
By: 'Jean L.'
Apr 18,2019
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Mr. Azzopardi showed us about 6 for sale properties, though none came to a successful sale for various reasons; but he came across as genuinely wanting to be helpful, and he has a wealth of knowledge about North London, an area he lived for nearly 3 decades, ...
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“highly recommended...”

Apr 16,2019
Minithumbup
Alasdair
By: 'Neil and Robert'
Apr 16,2019
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We haven't sold a house for 23 years so we didn't know which agent to choose. In the end we spoke to four agents: Alasdair at Hotblack Desiato immediately 'got' our house. He gave us the best valuation and the lowest fees. The service was fast ...
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Good fee rate, best of all the agents we spoke to.
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“Absolutely fantastic...”

Apr 10,2019
Minithumbup
Mark
Alasdair
By: 'MLT'
Apr 10,2019
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We recently bought a flat with the help of Mark and Alasdair. As first time buyers we had a lot of questions they were extremely patient, helpful and very kind. We will certainly use them in the future and would definitely recommend them....
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“As smooth a sale as I could imagine...”

Apr 09,2019
Minithumbup
Mark
By: 'Oliver'
Apr 09,2019
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Mark was excellent in helping me through purchasing our Canonbury flat, one of the few estate agents who stuck to emails and didn't nag on the phone. I couldn't imagine a smoother process....
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“Lovely team...”

Apr 08,2019
Minithumbup
Josh
Tom
By: 'Becky'
Apr 08,2019
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Josh, Tom and the team ensured we had a seamless process - within an unusually short time frame. They were responsive, helpful and friendly throughout the whole process....
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Average
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“Amazing service!...”

Apr 03,2019
Minithumbup
Mari
By: 'Anlam'
Apr 03,2019
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Mari has been a stellar contact at Hotblack Desiato and provided us with high-quality professional assistance with a kind human touch. She handled our questions quickly and with utmost care. I couldn't recommend her more!...
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“Friendly Professional Agency...”

Mar 29,2019
Minithumbup
By: 'Oscar'
Mar 29,2019
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I highly recommend James Bradley of Hotblack Desiato Camden. Through the entire rental process he has been friendly, professional, highly efficient, and totally honest. On one occasion James took the opportunity to show me his favourite bagel store in the area. On another he gave ...
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“Mari is wonderful!...”

Mar 28,2019
Minithumbup
Mari
By: 'Norah'
Mar 28,2019
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Mari has been incredible to work with - really professional and determined, always patiently and efficiently helping us with any issues or questions. We had a problem, for example, with a lock that hadn't been fixed in years and Mari organised a technician to come ...
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“Excellent service throughout...”

Mar 27,2019
Minithumbup
Stuart
By: 'Marny Grant'
Mar 27,2019
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We interviewed four prospective agents to sell my Mother's home. The time Stuart initially spent carefully guiding us through the process was upheld right through to the end. Along with great patience, Stuart was always available to explain situations in detail and in person if ...
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Very fair. As I wanted to go with Stuart, he matched the best quote we received from a competitor. Everything was as informed with no hidden surprises.
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By: Many Grant
Mar 27, 2019
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Thank you. It was likewise great to have you deal with our sale for us. ...

“Excellent...”

Mar 27,2019
Minithumbup
George
Josh
By: 'tony p'
Mar 27,2019
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Overall the service from Hotblack Highbury is exemplary - attentive and courteous. It is a pleasure to deal with them at all times...
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good
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“Honest and caring agent...”

Mar 21,2019
Minithumbup
By: 'Blanca'
Mar 21,2019
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I would like to highlight how helpful and honest agent James Bradley was with us. He made us feel he cared for us and our home search and we felt we could trust his advice, which is sadly not always the case when renting from ...
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“Excellent, friendly, efficient...”

Mar 20,2019
Minithumbup
George
By: 'Asha'
Mar 20,2019
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Easiest house move we've ever done. Super efficient, personable, thorough and straightforward process and agent. Can highly recommend! Thank you George....
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Very reasonable, much cheaper than expected.
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“Rental Property...”

Mar 17,2019
Minithumbup
George
Josh
By: 'KLP'
Mar 17,2019
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I asked Hotblack Desiato to let my 1-bedroomed flat in NW9. They took photos and marketed it quickly. They found me a suitable tenant,achieved the rental they quoted me, obtained references and ensured all was dealt with in an efficient manner. I would happily ...
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I was quoted a very competitive fee for letting my property.
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“Very swift and professional...”

Mar 04,2019
Minithumbup
George
By: 'Mark Robinson'
Mar 04,2019
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George was very swift and professional with his emails and on any information i required. He organised a viewing on the day of my interest on the flat . I'm very happy to say I would highly recommend Hotblack Desiato as a very professional no-nonsense business. ...
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Very affordable rates .
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“sold!...”

Feb 26,2019
Minithumbup
Brian
By: 'happy seller'
Feb 26,2019
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Brian was so courteous and positive when he came to view our property to be sold we immediately felt comfortable with him in our home and, then, in a very dire property market he managed to match us up with a wonderful buyer. Brian was ...
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market competitive
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By: Brian Patterson
Feb 27, 2019
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Thank you so much for your kind words it is very much appreciated. I am glad that you were happy with our service. Kind Regards, Brian ...

“Gardener's delight...”

Feb 20,2019
Minithumbup
Brian
By: 'Char'
Feb 20,2019
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I called Brian about another property explaining what we were looking for. He not only showed us the property I had called about but he said he had a property he thought would interest me. Even though it was no longer being actively marketed Brian ...
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The fees were reasonable especially in light of what was achieved.
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By: Brian Patterson
Feb 20, 2019
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Thank you so much for your review and I am so happy you love your new home! Best wishes, Brian ...

“Pleasant experience...”

Feb 07,2019
Minithumbup
Jessica
By: 'Michael M.'
Feb 07,2019
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I have been a tenant with Hotblackdesiato for 8 months now and have found the experience to be quite smooth and pain-free. When our laundry machine leaked during the first week of our tenancy, help was called immediately and the situation was remedied in a timely ...
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“Jess is Wonderful...”

Feb 07,2019
Minithumbup
Jessica
By: 'Australian Renter'
Feb 07,2019
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Jess was an absolute legend in leasing the apartment. She was so easy to communicate with, was flexible, understanding and was clear with everything. Hugely helpful and responsive too....
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“Great Service...”

Feb 07,2019
Minithumbup
By: 'Richard'
Feb 07,2019
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I have been using Hotblack Desiato for over 15 years to rent out three flats in London. They have always found me a good tenant and mostly in a short space of time. The communication is very good Stephen is fantastic and I would have no ...
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I find the agents fees very competitive.
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“Great service...”

Feb 07,2019
Minithumbup
Jessica
By: 'Landlord X'
Feb 07,2019
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Excellent service for marketing and finding tenants, and the responsiveness of the agents to tenant and landlord queries alike is very good....
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No comment.
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“Proactive...”

Feb 07,2019
Minithumbup
Jessica
By: 'A Canonbury landlord'
Feb 07,2019
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Recently re-let my flat. The Hotblack team were really proactive and persistent advising on right rental level which eventually led to finding new tenants in a subdued market....
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Having been a Hotblack customer for a long time, I have been afforded preferential rates which serves as a good retention factor.
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“Fantastic...”

Feb 07,2019
Minithumbup
Jessica
By: 'Levi'
Feb 07,2019
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Jessica and Stephen have both helped throughout the letting process and made it stress and hassle free for us. 10/10 for service and delivery....
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The agency fees are fair and honest. No hidden costs.
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“very good...”

Feb 07,2019
Minithumbup
Stuart
By: 'Graham F'
Feb 07,2019
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Very good service , had house let and tenants moved in with in 2 weeks. Could also had sold it as they got a offer at the asking price....
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good
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“Barnsbury Terrace...”

Feb 07,2019
Minithumbup
Jessica
By: 'xxx'
Feb 07,2019
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Professional as ever - very fast to find tenant. Some gaps in communication the only thing to highlight (over Christmas) Would 100% recommend...
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“Professional Company...”

Feb 06,2019
Minithumbup
Jessica
By: 'MBI'
Feb 06,2019
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Found new tenants quickly for the flat and made all the necessary arrangements for the Landlord Gas Safety certificate plus took delivery of the table top freezer and delivered it to the flat going the extra mile for us! Great service....
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Fair price
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“Efficient service for overseas landlords...”

Jan 22,2019
Minithumbup
Stuart
By: 'RP Islington'
Jan 22,2019
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As a long time non-resident I was expertly advised and guided through the negotiations in what, I soon became aware, was a much changed world of UK property sales. Stuart worked closely with the property's letting agents facilitating viewings and managing minor works at the ...
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Very reasonable fees considering the state of the market and thus work required by the agent.
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By: Stuart Shiers
Jan 22, 2019
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Thank you RP for your review and recommendation, which is greatly appreciated. ...

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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

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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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