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Estate agents in Camden, Islington, Highbury and Archway, Hotblack Desiato specialises in handling the sale of residential property and is committed to providing a high quality personal service combin Read full description...Estate agents in Camden, Islington, Highbury and Archway, 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.
Aug 04,2017
Minithumbup
Stuart Shiers
By: 'Malcolm Parker'
Aug 04,2017
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We have just sold our house through Hotblack Desiato and were very impressed by their entire service provided. We thought Stuart Shiers suggested a realistic evaluation of the property, was knowledgeable about market trends and reassuring but firm throughout the negotiations. He was prompt in responding to our queries and dealt with the whole process in an exemplary manner. We highly recommend Hotblack and Desiato and Stuart Shiers in particular....
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Aug 01,2017
Minithumbup
Jessica Pinnick
Stephen Sanders
By: 'Aicosta'
Aug 01,2017
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We identified the property on Rightmove and then scheduled a visit with the broker. Jessica was very diligent and professional, and helped us negotiate the price and contract terms with the Landlord and achieve our objective. We're indeed satisfied with Hotblack services overall....
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Fees were apropriate.
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Aug 01,2017
Minithumbup
Jessica Pinnick
By: 'Younes'
Aug 01,2017
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Jessica was very efficient and responsive with all matters needed during our move-in process, I would warmly recommend working with her and Hotblack Desiato...
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Jul 20,2017
Minithumbup
Stuart Shiers
Mark Azzopardi
By: 'Richmond'
Jul 20,2017
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We've just bought our new house through Hotblack and the experience has surpassed any we've had with the other estate agents in Islington. Stuart and Mark, were both extremely straightforward to deal with in what was quite a tricky purchase. Stuart's level-headed advice throughout meant that we came to a deal we and the seller are both extremely happy with. The best Islington estate agent by far....
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Jul 11,2017
Minithumbup
George Papanastasiou
By: 'Greg B'
Jul 11,2017
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George dealt with everything quickly and efficiently. He was extremely knowledgeable on the area and property. He gave us great advice to ensure we secured the property we were after....
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Jul 06,2017
Minithumbup
George Papanastasiou
By: 'Laura'
Jul 06,2017
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George has been fantastic to work with. He promptly replies to emails and calls and has been very accommodating with arranging times to view properties. We now have our dream flat....
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Jul 03,2017
Minithumbup
Josh Fox-Cooper
George Papanastasiou
By: 'Christine G'
Jul 03,2017
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Josh and George, many thanks for all your help letting my flat. The process was pain-free, swift and diligently overseen....
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Jun 20,2017
Minithumbup
George Papanastasiou
By: 'Colin'
Jun 20,2017
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Excellent service and very professional throughout the process. George handled everything and always responded quickly when we had questions. Would strongly recommend him to others....
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Jun 16,2017
Minithumbup
Daniel Fairbain
Stephen Sanders
By: 'James'
Jun 16,2017
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Daniel was professional, friendly and diligent at all stages. He went beyond the call of duty to ensure I could move into my flat as soon as possible, despite difficulties. When Daniel wasn't available, Stephen stepped in and was equally helpful in sorting things out!...
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The fees seem to be about average for this kind of agency
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Jun 13,2017
Minithumbup
Stephen Sanders
Daniel Fairbain
By: 'Chloe'
Jun 13,2017
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Stephen helped us secure tenants for my flat. Regular updates and good communication throughout the whole process, which wasn't as easy as we'd hoped due to changes in the current market...
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The agents fees are competitive
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Jun 10,2017
Minithumbup
Stuart Shiers
By: 'CB'
Jun 10,2017
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Bought a property through Hotblack - very smooth process. Stuart helped tremendously with liaising between buyer and seller. Would definitely recommend to others....
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Jun 09,2017
Minithumbup
Jessica Pinnick
Stephen Sanders
By: 'CT'
Jun 09,2017
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I have been using Hotblacks to let a flat for me for over a decade. they are very professional, responsive and accommodating to my needs, going beyond what is strictly necessary to fulfill their role. I have occasionally investigated other possible agents, but always stay with Hotblack....
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Good.
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Jun 08,2017
Minithumbup
Stephen Sanders
Jessica Pinnick
By: 'alan'
Jun 08,2017
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They are good to work with and take the hassle out of the renting my property, would recommend this company....
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moderate
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Jun 08,2017
Minithumbup
George Papanastasiou
Josh Fox-Cooper
By: 'Amy of Tawney'
Jun 08,2017
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Both George and Josh were extremely helpful in letting our flat - very informative and I was pleasantly surprised that the flat was let so quickly compared to other agents we used previously - both were very friendly and supportive and I felt I could ask them anything and they would know the answer straight away - definitely be using these again! Top guys who go that extra mile - with very easy going, non pushy, happy to help personalities couldn't ask for better Γ°ΕΈβ€˜Ε’Γ°ΕΈΒΒ»...
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Good fees
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Jun 08,2017
Minithumbup
Jessica Pinnick
By: 'Weneverfoundthatcatthough'
Jun 08,2017
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I was being relocated from Manchester to London by my employers, and they had arranged for me to be shown around a couple of flats by Jess. Jess was very knowledgeable about both the area and the flat itself and could answer all of my questions (in the past I have found too many other agents cannot answer any questions at the time and need to refer back to office) and in general was not at all pushy or "salesy". Above all, she was friendly and really easy to get along with. Once ...
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N/A - these were negotiated direct by my employer
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Jun 07,2017
Minithumbup
Daniel Fairbain
Stephen Sanders
By: 'Judith M'
Jun 07,2017
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We found Hotblack Desiato very good. Daniel responded to emails quickly and was genuinely invested in helping us choose the right area for us as we are new to the city. We also briefly dealt with Stephen in the Islington office who was equally as obliging and professional....
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We found the fees fair considering how professional the service was. We were driven to viewings and every appointment was clearly organised and Daniel or the driver was very punctual. When we secured our apartment Hotblack ensured it was professionally cleaned to a pristine standard. Signing of documents etc was also effortless when dealing with them and as mentioned everything was dealt with swiftly and efficiently
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Jun 07,2017
Minithumbup
Jessica Pinnick
Samantha
By: 'Julia'
Jun 07,2017
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Having dealt with agents in Sydney, Hong Kong, New York City and now London, Jess has been a pleasure to deal with. Highly responsive and easygoing. We've dealt with mainly Jess but both she and Sam have been great throughout the process of signing the lease. Thank you! Overall the experience of Hotblack Desiato generally has also been positive. Think the web presence and marketing is strong; we were right on your website after viewing this current apartment. Side note: Had an interesting time ...
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By: Jessica
Jun 07, 2017
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Thank you for filling out the review page, it really helps future tenants and landlords get an idea of how we work and who we are! I just wanted to follow up on the two improvement points you made in your review. On your first point, in which you mention the other offer that was received on the property after you had already made your initial offer; I want to clearly confirm that this is indeed the truth. I can understand your concern in thinking that agents use this β€˜technique’ to try and g ...
Jun 06,2017
Minithumbup
Stuart Shiers
Mark Azzopardi
By: 'jimbowen87'
Jun 06,2017
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Stuart and Mark were incredibly helpful during the sale of my flat. I was very happy with the price received and the service all the way through. The reason I hired them in the first place was because I also enjoyed dealing with them as a buyer. I would recommend them strongly....
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good- competitive
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Jun 06,2017
Minithumbdown
By: 'maca'
Jun 06,2017
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Instead of a tenant they got me a man who used the premises as a *. They verbally said not to worry about the fee for finding my next tenant given they were responsible for installing him in the property. When I was in a position to rent again having evicted the tenant, they reneged on this offer and wanted to charge me the full amount for finding a new tenant. Naturally I have not engaged with them since nor would I ever in future. They wrote to me recently after seeing my property online and o...
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See above.
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By: David
Jun 09, 2017
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Fortunately we do not receive many bad reviews as our statistics will prove, but it is not nice to receive a negative one, more so when you read one which only tells half the story. Yes we introduced a tenant who, despite being referenced and passed by an independent referencing agency, managed to produce a false passport and a false identity. The police confirmed this. And yes, it turned out that the fictitious fraudster posing as a bona fide tenant was running some sort of a brothel and des ...
May 29,2017
Minithumbup
George Papanastasiou
By: 'Hannah and Dan'
May 29,2017
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We are renting for the first time and just walked into the estate agents on a whim. George was really friendly and proactive. He helped us through the process and was patient enough to answer all of our questions. Many people talk about a lack of integrity in the London housing market, but we can vouch that George was totally honest with us and came across as genuinely interested in our progress. Also - and this is a bonus for busy people - we had one point of contact from the start AND we could...
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Fair.
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May 29,2017
Minithumbup
Daniel Fairbain
Stephen Sanders
By: 'Frank N'
May 29,2017
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Worked with Daniel on renting a flat in Hoxton. We had a few unresolved issues from the landlord before we moved in but Daniel with the help of Stephen got everything sorted for us in the end and kept in contact throughout the process. I would have no hesitation to recommend the services of this team....
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May 28,2017
Minithumbup
Mark Azzopardi
By: 'Race Colyer'
May 28,2017
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Just a great experience from beginning to end. Always in touch , knowledgable and nothing was too much trouble. I highly recommend, thank you !...
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May 26,2017
Minithumbup
Stuart Shiers
By: 'Happy seller'
May 26,2017
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I would recommend Hotblack Desiato. Their service is prompt, friendly and informative and never pushy. It was a pleasure dealing with them over the last few months. I am relieved the sale has completed and was very happy with the service I received....
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Comment on agent fees
They are standard for the industry.
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May 25,2017
Minithumbup
Daniel Fairbain
By: 'R Bridgen'
May 25,2017
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As a first time landlord, I found Daniel to be a helpful guide through the lettings process. He was thorough and efficient and kept me informed of the key developments without swamping me with emails and calls....
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May 24,2017
Minithumbup
George Papanastasiou
By: 'Anon'
May 24,2017
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Very informative and helpful. Quick response times to emails. Thank you for getting us a great property. A good service....
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Quite high
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May 23,2017
Minithumbup
Josh Fox-Cooper
By: 'Selina'
May 23,2017
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Hotblacks found us suitable tenants within hours of our existing tenants falling through, and all proceeded very amiably and constructivley....
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May 22,2017
Minithumbup
Hiten Devshi
Alasdair Macdonald
By: 'Nick'
May 22,2017
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Hiten and Alistair were fantastic throughout the whole process. I felt like I could trust their professional opinion and it felt like a partnership all the way through from valuation to completion....
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May 19,2017
Minithumbup
Alasdair Macdonald
Hiten Devshi
By: 'Blue moon'
May 19,2017
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Alasdair and Hiten provided us with an excellent service with exceptional communication throughout the process, from initial valuation / marketing thoughts through to completion. We would definitely recommend them to our friends in the area....
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Competitive
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May 19,2017
Minithumbup
Hiten Devshi
By: 'John P'
May 19,2017
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I called Hiten after I saw the property advertised and he answered all of my questions in a detailed and professional manner. At the viewing he was on time and courteous and again proved to have an intimate knowledge of the property. During the purchase process, Hiten kept me informed every step of the way and clearly was doing the same with the vendor so there were no surprises on either side. Hiten also went the extra mile by contacting my solicitor to offer his help at a particularly criti...
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Fees N/A for this transaction
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May 16,2017
Minithumbup
By: 'Anon'
May 16,2017
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Difficult deciding which agency to manage our flat, given how many there are in the area. We asked Hotblacks and 2 others to take a look, and Hotblacks pipped the others to the post based on price and general feeling of confidence we got from them. They are clearly very knowledgable of the area itself and rental values. They also found us a tenant really quickly - we had 3 offers within 3 days of the flat going online. Our tenant moved in earlier this month, and all going well so far! Only slig...
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Comment on agent fees
Good, discount given as we bought flat through them
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