Hotblack Desiato
4.8/5, 684 reviews
97% recommended
93% sales valuation accuracy
97% sales fee satisfaction
95% lettings valuation accuracy
96% lettings fee satisfaction



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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 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 93% 97% £123,000 £9,995,000
Lettings 95% 96% £330 £5,300
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Services offered
  • Sales
  • Lettings
  • Block Management
  • Surveys
  • Conveyancing
  • Mortgage Advice
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“We just completed and had an excellent experi......”

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Jun 22,2021
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By: 'N & R'
Jun 22,2021
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We just completed and had an excellent experience with Mark Azzopardi at Hotblack Desiato Camden. Throughout the complete process, Mark has been straightforward, open, friendly and truly helpful. We never felt any pressure and were given all the space and advice needed during the offer ...
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“We contacted Hotblack Desiato because we were looking for a property to buy...”

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Jun 21,2021
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By: 'Karen Black'
Jun 21,2021
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We contacted Hotblack Desiato because we were interested in a flat for sale that they were managing. Mark Azzopardi got in contact very quickly to follow up on my enquiry and has been the consummate professional throughout a relatively lengthy process (no fault of his). ...
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Jun 17,2021
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By: 'Loren'
Jun 17,2021
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We bought our flat in Mornington Crescent bank in 2000 through Hotblack Desiato and rented it since through Hotblack Desiato's lettings department who were professional, helpful and efficient. This week we completed the sale of the flat with the help of Mark Azzopardi at Hotblack Desiato's ...
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“An excellent, friendly and efficient Estate Agency...”

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Apr 23,2021
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Stuart
By: 'Chris'
Apr 23,2021
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Having managed my flat in Islington reliably and efficiently for nearly 15 years, I had no hesitation in asking Hotblack Desiato to market and sell it when I put it on the market. In difficult conditions, they found a buyer. Throughout all the period leading up ...
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“Would recommend Mark Azzopardi @ Hotblack Desiato without hesitation...”

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Mar 30,2021
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Mark
By: 'cloudatlas'
Mar 30,2021
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I would recommend Mark Azzopardi and the Hotblack Desiato team without hesitation. He is reliable, always responsive and went above and beyond to drive the sale through and insulated us - to the best of his ability - from the legal speed bumps and negotiations. ...
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“Brilliant experience with Hotblack. Hiten was......”

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Jan 12,2021
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Hiten
By: 'Gabrielle'
Jan 12,2021
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Brilliant experience with Hotblack. Hiten was fantastic, kept us updated throughout and felt really supported. Quickest sale ever! Highly recommend....
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“Worked with Josh Fox-Cooper on a home we are ......”

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By: 'Amanda'
Aug 28,2020
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Worked with Josh Fox-Cooper on a home we are leasing. He is extremely professional and helpful. Highly recommend working with him and Hotblack Desiato....
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“We received excellent service from Hotblack, ......”

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Jul 13,2020
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By: 'Nicholas'
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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“So helpful!...”

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Jun 02,2020
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By: 'Caitlin'
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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May 30,2020
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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'
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! ...

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By: 'Kate'
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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By: 'Matt'
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
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Stuart
By: 'Roger'
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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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! ...

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Mar 28,2020
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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
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By: 'Jeremy'
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
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By: 'James'
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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“Best in Islington for selling and lettings...”

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Feb 27,2020
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Jessica
By: 'antonio'
Feb 27,2020
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Whether you are after letting, selling or buying you are in the right hands in the Islington area. I have been a customer for a long time, tried them for a variety of services and I have found them to be professional, competitive on fees ...
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“Background // - Moved to London ?? from Ca......”

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Feb 23,2020
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By: 'Devon'
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
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By: 'Aivar'
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
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By: 'Andrew'
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
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By: 'Andrew'
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
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By: 'Carl'
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
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Hiten
By: 'Francesca'
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
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Alasdair
By: 'Florence'
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
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By: 'Paulo'
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
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By: 'Kimberley'
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
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Jessica
By: 'Ed'
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
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By: 'Jamie'
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
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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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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, 4:23 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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