Hotblack Desiato
4.8/5, 642 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.

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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162 4 352 13 49 0 41 0 20 1
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Services offered
  • Sales
  • Lettings
  • Block Management
  • Surveys
  • Conveyancing
  • Mortgage Advice
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“Had a fantastic experience dealing with Josh ......”

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Oct 10,2019
Minithumbup
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By: 'Anthony Ta'
Oct 10,2019
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Had a fantastic experience dealing with Josh at Hotblack Desiato. He was very helpful, transparent and genuine. Also a lovely guy who really took good care of us....
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“Mari dealt efficiently with serious heating p......”

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Oct 07,2019
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Mari
By: 'Sylwia'
Oct 07,2019
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Mari dealt efficiently with serious heating problem in our house. Thank you for your help Mari, it’s warm at home again....
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“Fantastic!...”

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Oct 06,2019
Minithumbup
George
By: 'Hannah Gong'
Oct 06,2019
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We had a great experience with Hotblack Desiato and would highly recommend George and the team. We were kept well updated throughout the process and there was good communication between ourselves and the landlord. George was friendly and approachable and always available and responsive whenever ...
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“Best Agent Ever...”

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Oct 01,2019
Minithumbup
Ripon
By: 'Egke Chint'
Oct 01,2019
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Ripon was very helpful finding our flat, he found the perfect match for us. He helped us to give the right offer and supported us during the process. He was always reliable and very responsive whenever we had question or a problem. It was a ...
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“Generally very prompt and effective service...”

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Sep 30,2019
Minithumbup
Mari
By: 'Russell Carswell'
Sep 30,2019
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Generally very prompt and effective service. Some requests were dealt with almost immediately, which is very rare in my experience....
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“The Hot Black Highbury team was fantastic. T......”

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Sep 29,2019
Minithumbup
Jake
Hiten
By: 'Damian Wilson'
Sep 29,2019
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The Hot Black Highbury team was fantastic. They priced our flat right (ambitious but not greedy), brought in all the right people (serious and ready to buy) and helped us to find the perfect buyer at asking price in the first week (alongside other good ...
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“Great Organisation and friendly service...”

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Sep 18,2019
Minithumbup
Jessica
Ripon
By: 'Hutch'
Sep 18,2019
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Fully organised hand over of tenants. We got a lot of interested people and they understood our requirements and provided a nice overview of each prospect allowing us to make our decision. Emails are always well explained and answers are always in a timely manner. ...
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“We bought a property from Hotblack Desiato. J......”

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Sep 09,2019
Minithumbup
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Hiten
By: 'Rose Palmer'
Sep 09,2019
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We bought a property from Hotblack Desiato. Jake and Hiten were super diligent and professional, couldn’t recommend enough! We will defiantly continue to work with them in the future....
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“Really enjoyed my purchasing experience thro......”

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Aug 31,2019
Minithumbup
Mark
By: 'Holly'
Aug 31,2019
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Really enjoyed my purchasing experience through Hotblack - the team we’re kind, considerate and very responsive - answering any query I had within hours. I would definitely recommend using them and will use them if I ever sell a property....
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“Mari, Josh, Tom and George have been amazing.......”

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Aug 31,2019
Minithumbup
Mari
Josh
By: 'Tamsyn Coffey'
Aug 31,2019
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Mari, Josh, Tom and George have been amazing. We'd thoroughly recommend their services. A truly personal service every step of the way....
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“We have a good experience with Hot Black desi......”

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Aug 30,2019
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Mari
By: 'Sevinc Bermek'
Aug 30,2019
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We have a good experience with Hot Black desiato especially Mari Metrama is very efficient in replying back to our requests and in solving problems promptly. She is very diligent....
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“Going over and beyond in helping to find a place...”

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Aug 19,2019
Minithumbup
Ripon
By: 'Jessie Yang'
Aug 19,2019
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We were able to find our flat with Ripon Danis who is very different from the other real estate agents we met. Knowing I wouldn’t be able to take cars, he was willing to walk with me across different areas in London to see ...
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“George is an outstanding property agent with a professionally and honest demeanor...”

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Aug 11,2019
Minithumbup
By: 'Kai Kane Aoki Izu'
Aug 11,2019
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George is an outstanding property agent. This was my first time leasing property outside of the United States and George made the process seamless, professional and expedient. He's the type of person that you absolutely want on your team. His responses are fast, his attitude ...
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“Thank you George for all your help...”

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Aug 09,2019
Minithumbup
By: 'Shannon O'Flynn'
Aug 09,2019
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Thank you George for helping us find our dream home! We are so impressed with the level of professionalism, friendliness and attention to detail we have experienced working with George and the Hotblack team. Excellent communication and highly recommended service....
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“A superb service from start to finish...”

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Aug 06,2019
Minithumbup
George
By: 'Mark Jennings'
Aug 06,2019
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Moving property is always a big and usually stressful event, from the viewings to the collection of keys. Hotblack Desiato make the process so much more seamless. This will be the second time I've used them to find a new home and yet again their ...
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“An exceptional firm of Estate Agents...”

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Aug 03,2019
Minithumbup
Stuart
By: 'Annie Sherman'
Aug 03,2019
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I have just assisted my son and daughter in selling their flat in Islington and have been so impressed with Hotblack Desiato in particular Stuart Shiers. From the onset Stuart has been extremely professional, vey knowledgeable on comparable prices in terms of valuation and throughout ...
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By: Stuart Shiers
Aug 05, 2019
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Thank you Annie, for your 5 star review and high praise!! We always aim to go that extra mile and feedback like that means a lot! ...

“Most helpful agent ever!...”

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Aug 02,2019
Minithumbup
Ripon
By: 'Georgina Thompson'
Aug 02,2019
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Ripon Danis at Hotblack was the most helpful and attentive agent I have experienced to date in the UK. Ripon went over and above to understand me, what I was looking for in a flat and actually gave proper consideration to which flats may suit ...
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“Mari was absolutely amazing in helping us dea......”

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Jul 25,2019
Minithumbup
Mari
By: 'Regine Cheung'
Jul 25,2019
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Mari was absolutely amazing in helping us deal with a leak that occurred in our flat when we were away. She did so much behind the scenes to help us deal with the problem as quickly and effectively as possible and I know that she ...
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“I can't speak highly enough of Stuart. He was......”

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Jul 14,2019
Minithumbup
Stuart
By: 'Sebastian Davies'
Jul 14,2019
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I can't speak highly enough of Stuart. He was instrumental in the successful purchase of our new house, in all likelihood if a different, less proactive and present agent had been involved, the purchase of the house would have fallen through. The house purchase was ...
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By: Stuart Shiers
Jul 17, 2019
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Thanks for your glowing review, Seb. Your purchase was certainly challenging but your desire for the house overcame all the obstacles that might have caused others to falter. I am sure you will do an amazing job modernising and we all wish you both every happiness in your new home. ...

“Seamless Rental Process.We worked with Ripo......”

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Jul 01,2019
Minithumbup
Ripon
By: 'Camila Chateau'
Jul 01,2019
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Seamless Rental Process. We worked with Ripon to find our flat and it was a seamless process throughout. He was very responsive and helped us through getting our paperwork together and finalizing the tenancy. He was always available to help and answered our questions very ...
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“Mark at Hotblack was an enormous help in the ......”

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Jun 25,2019
Minithumbup
Mark
By: 'Robert Tarrant'
Jun 25,2019
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Mark at Hotblack was an enormous help in the transaction. Honest (both good and bad) and with great communication. There were a few issues with the transaction that were quickly sorted with Mark's help. Highly recommend....
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“Amazing agency, Ripon was an amazing agent!...”

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Jun 20,2019
Minithumbup
Ripon
By: 'Kristine Baekgaard'
Jun 20,2019
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Such a good letting experience after having many bad experiences in London. Ripon was so helpful throughout the process, was always quick to answer any questions we had, and ready with all the information we needed. We experienced some issues on our side during the ...
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“Good job letting my flat...”

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Jun 17,2019
Minithumbup
Jessica
Ripon
By: 'CKN'
Jun 17,2019
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Jess and Ripon did an excellent job letting my Islington flat. They were proactive on getting it up on the internet within a day or two and achieved a good price for the let....
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About average for this sort of agent and negotiable.
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“excellent service Ripon helped me secure my flat in very short period of time 5*!...”

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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...”

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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...”

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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...”

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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...”

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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...”

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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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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
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