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    Josh Fox-Cooper
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    Jake Perkins
  • Alasdair Macdonald
    Alasdair Macdonald
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    Hiten Devshi
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    Mark Azzopardi
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We are one of three local branches in North London. Our other branches are in Islington and Camden so we can look after all your North London property needs. We are a contemporary yet traditional firm built on core values and expanded with innovative thinking. We are friendly, professional and efficient. We will do all we can to help you buy, sell or rent a property.
Hotblack Desiato

2 - 4 Highbury Park Highbury, London
Greater London
N5 2AB

020 7288 9696
Oct 19,2017
Minithumbup
George Papanastasiou
By: 'Kamal'
Oct 19,2017
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George was a pleasure to deal with, very helpful and informative. He always responded to queries promptly and offered re-assurance when needed. Thanks for all your help George!...
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Oct 18,2017
Minithumbup
By: 'Cecilia and Leandro'
Oct 18,2017
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Stephen was the only person able to show us the type of flats we were looking for. All the other agencies would only send us what they had in their portfolio, without taking care of our needs. The flat we rented was the first flat we visited. After more than 15 flats we visited, we chose the first one! We are moving this weekend and everything has been really smooth. After we closed the deal, Jessica was in touch with us to sign the contract, etc. She was super nice with us. Both of them replied...
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Really good price!
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Oct 07,2017
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George Papanastasiou
By: 'Javier'
Oct 07,2017
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As tenants, George has been very professional, helpful, and clear during the whole process of renting a property in this area. He is been available and easy to reach everytime we needed, providing all the necessary information very quickly....
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Oct 07,2017
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George Papanastasiou
By: 'Isabel'
Oct 07,2017
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We were looking for a flat in North London for months and George was by far the most helpful, efficient and friendly agent we met. He has made the renting process very simple for us. His positive attitude and professionalism are very much appreciated....
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Sep 28,2017
Minithumbup
Mark Azzopardi
Alasdair Macdonald
By: 'MD'
Sep 28,2017
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I recently bought a flat through Hotblack Desiato and have been really impressed by their helpfulness and professionalism. Mark sold me the property, he wasn't at all pushy but was efficient and communicated well through out the process. During my search I viewed over 20 properties in the Highbury area. I felt the properties marketed through this agent were more fairly priced than with other agents. In suggesting properties to view they kept to my budget and showed me properties in keeping wi...
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Aug 31,2017
Minithumbup
Alasdair Macdonald
Hiten Devshi
By: 'Abi and Jim'
Aug 31,2017
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We recently sold a house through Hotblacks in Highbury and we would highly recommend them. We did the usual round of several quotes and picked Hotblacks because of their local knowledge and Alasdair's professionalism and engaging personality. The sale was a difficult one (nothing to do with Hotblacks) and both Alasdair and Hiten kept it on track, kept us calm and got the sale through as the market slid into the dead quiet of summer 2017. They are professional and good to deal with - proper human...
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Very reasonable
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Aug 30,2017
Minithumbup
George Papanastasiou
By: 'Camille'
Aug 30,2017
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George has been extremely helpful throughout the entire process, from giving me advice on securing the property I was after to arranging viewings at times which were convenient for me. He replied very promptly and accurately to all my queries. I found it very helpful to have one point of contact throughout the process. Overall George has been highly professional and definitely went the extra mile. I would highly recommend him and his agency....
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Aug 24,2017
Minithumbup
George Papanastasiou
By: 'Cinalli Estates Ltd'
Aug 24,2017
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Another easy let from George. Always a pleasure to work with. Found me great tenants and made everything very easy. A most professional service....
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Happy with the fees - in line with the level of service provided
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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
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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 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 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 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
George Papanastasiou
Josh Fox-Cooper
By: 'Catharine'
May 16,2017
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George was incredibly helpful in liaising with us and our tenants when some building work issues occurred causing delays to moving dates. George was calm under pressure, offered great advice and acted as a fair and understanding go-between. His natural 'can do' attitude made what could have been a highly problematic situation, very manageable and stress free. I cannot recommend him enough. Josh and the team did a brilliant job of securing tenants for us. Josh was very engaging and personabl...
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Fine
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May 16,2017
Minithumbup
Alasdair Macdonald
By: 'S. Howard'
May 16,2017
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Alasdair was extremely helpful and pro active in selling our flat. He valued the flat correctly as he was very knowledgable of the local market and secured us many viewings. Above all, Alasdair was always contactable, and if away from his desk, he would return calls without fail. This meant that the stressful process of buying and selling a property was made as stress free as possible- as a family with two very young children, this was invaluable. He maintained close contact after the property...
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May 12,2017
Minithumbup
George Papanastasiou
By: 'Andrew S'
May 12,2017
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Very helpful, got us the information we needed in a timely fashion. George helped us rent our flat and get through the paperwork....
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May 12,2017
Minithumbup
George Papanastasiou
By: 'Perry Jansen'
May 12,2017
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George was the most helpful out of the 5 letting agents that I had dealt with. He was professional, honest and very proactive with any questions or query's that we had. I will be sure to pass on his details to friends looking to move into the area....
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Good
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Apr 30,2017
Minithumbup
George Papanastasiou
By: 'Aleksander'
Apr 30,2017
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I have moved recently to the UK and this was my first home finding here. George was very responsive and helpful through the whole process. Fully recommended and well deserved 5 stars....
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Apr 27,2017
Minithumbup
George Papanastasiou
By: 'Daniel'
Apr 27,2017
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Fantastic service. Very reactive, great communication, great negotiation skills. I moved home 3 times in the last 4 years and Gorge has been by far the best agent that I have met till now. Fully recommended....
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Apr 26,2017
Minithumbup
Josh Fox-Cooper
By: 'Darren Peacock'
Apr 26,2017
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We have been clients of Hotblack for around a decade, and have always found them to provide a reliable and professional service....
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I think the fees are fair for the level of service provided.
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Apr 26,2017
Minithumbup
George Papanastasiou
By: 'Anna P.'
Apr 26,2017
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George has been one of the only letting negotiator I have ever trusted. He has never been pushy at all. Always honest and straight to the point from the beginning with fees and payments. He was very helpful with my requests and helping me throughout the whole process making it all very easy! He has also been incredibly helpful with accommodating me a few times to go to the apartment to take measurements so I could by the right furniture. I have loved the fact that everything is done th...
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From now on I wouLd only go with Hotblack Desiato, as mentioned above is one of the few State Agents I trust now because of the little fees they have, you always feel very much ripped off in other agencies! Definitely not here :)
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Apr 26,2017
Minithumbup
Josh Fox-Cooper
By: 'J Wales'
Apr 26,2017
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As usual Josh has come up trumps. Fantastic, efficient, personalised service on this our third property let with Hotblacks. Would not hesitate to recommend Josh and his team....
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Fair
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Apr 26,2017
Minithumbup
Josh Fox-Cooper
George Papanastasiou
By: 'JH'
Apr 26,2017
0 people found
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Pleasant, friendly full service to a high standard. They listen and will help out with letting queries as required. They're professional, supportive and effective too!...
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The fees are fair for the service provided
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Areas covered
  • N5
  • Highbury
  • E5
  • Stoke Newington
  • N4
  • Hackney
  • E9
  • N7
  • EC1
  • N16
  • E8
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Services offered
  • Sales
  • Lettings
  • Block Management
  • Surveys
  • Conveyancing
  • Mortgage Advice
Valuation and Fee Performance
93% customers were satisfied with fees 84% accuracy of agent's valuations
Price range of properties reviewed
Sales
  • Min: Β£400,000
  • Max: Β£1,250,000

Letting
  • Min: Β£0
  • Max: Β£0

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Josh Fox-Cooper Josh Fox-Cooper
Lettings Manager
59 reviews

About Josh Originally from the West Country, my love for the finer things in life (especially food) started at a young age. This lead me into the world of cheffing, something I pursued in Bristol and Brighton fo View full profile
Jake Perkins Jake Perkins
Director
1 reviews

About Jake Born in Canonbury in 1971, I had the pleasure of going to Canonbury school. 26 years later my children followed in my footsteps. When my first child went there I was shocked at how small the hall was View full profile
Alasdair Macdonald Alasdair Macdonald
Sales Manager
13 reviews

About Alasdair Hello, I’m Alasdair. I was born in Paddington, then lived on the other side of the world for a bit, then came back here. Went to University, then moved to Oxford to run pubs and play records in nigh View full profile
Hiten Devshi Hiten Devshi
Sales Negotiator
9 reviews

About Hiten Raised in North West London, I recently moved to Hertfordshire which means I get the best of both worlds; city life when I’m working and the fresh country air on weekends and to cap it off my commut View full profile
Mark Azzopardi Mark Azzopardi
Sales Negotiator
9 reviews

About Mark I have lived in Highbury since 1995 and North London for my whole life. After spending 27 years in the City, I switched careers and joined Hotblack Desiato as a Sales Negotiator in 2016. After working View full profile
George Papanastasiou George Papanastasiou
Lettings Negotiator
28 reviews

About George I recently graduated with a degree in Economics and thought I would put to the test what I studied by applying myself to the property industry – specifically lettings. I have known the area for a lo View full profile
Tom Prevezer Tom Prevezer
Lettings Negotiator
0 reviews

About Tom No description set View full profile

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