Highbury, London, N5
4.8/5, 198 reviews
97% recommended
94% sales valuation accuracy
100% sales fee satisfaction
93% lettings valuation accuracy
95% lettings fee satisfaction
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 ... show more 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.

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Address

Hotblack Desiato
2 - 4 Highbury Park
Highbury,London
Greater London
N5 2AB
020 7288 9696

Performance statistics
Services Valuation Accuracy Fees Satisfaction Min Price of property reviewed Max Price of property reviewed
Sales 94% 100% £290,000 £1,250,000
Lettings 93% 95% £0 £0
Review statistics
From Landlords From Tenants From Vendors From Buyers Other
44 3 111 3 18 0 16 0 3 0
Areas covered
  • N5
  • Highbury
  • E5
  • Stoke Newington
  • N4
  • Hackney
  • E9
  • N7
  • EC1
  • N16
  • E8
Services offered
  • Sales
  • Lettings
  • Block Management
  • Surveys
  • Conveyancing
  • Mortgage Advice
Members of
NAEA TDS
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“George is an outstanding property agent with a professionally and honest demeanor...”

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Aug 11,2019
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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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Aug 10,2019
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By: 'Geena C'
Aug 10,2019
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We couldn't have asked for a better agent than George. Patient, never pushy, always available when we needed. I relocated to London from the USA in March and was only around for a few days, shopping around Rightmove when I first met George. He showed ...
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“Thank you George for all your help...”

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Aug 09,2019
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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
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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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“Mari was absolutely amazing in helping us dea......”

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Jul 25,2019
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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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Jun 25,2019
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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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“Great support from the start...”

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Jun 04,2019
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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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“Sensible, sound advice...”

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Apr 18,2019
Minithumbup
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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
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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...”

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Apr 10,2019
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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...”

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Apr 09,2019
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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...”

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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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“Amazing service!...”

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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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“Mari is wonderful!...”

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Mar 28,2019
Minithumbup
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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...”

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Mar 27,2019
Minithumbup
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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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“Excellent, friendly, efficient...”

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Mar 20,2019
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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...”

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Mar 17,2019
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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...”

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Mar 04,2019
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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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“Excellent service...”

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Jan 17,2019
Minithumbup
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By: 'Sarah'
Jan 17,2019
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George has found us a number of lodgers, all of whom have been ideal. He is not only a good salesman, but good at vetting characters! Thank you....
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“First class...”

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Dec 20,2018
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Josh
By: 'Jesse Feld'
Dec 20,2018
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I have let my property with Hotblack Desiato in excess of seven years. The professionalism and thoroughness of the staff and agency shine through. An excellent service . Special praise is reserved for George and Josh who are always attentive and courteous. More of the same ...
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“Fantastic agents - can't speak highly enough of the service we received!...”

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Dec 05,2018
Minithumbup
Alasdair
Hiten
By: 'Sarah Hunter'
Dec 05,2018
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We are delighted to recommend Hotblacks. Throughout the process of selling our flat, Alasdair, Mark and Hiten were absolutely fantastic. They were professional, friendly, responsive and helpful at all times- and very straightforward. They all went out of their way to help us navigate through ...
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Very reasonable especially for the quality of service we received
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“Remarkably straightforward & super helpful!...”

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Dec 03,2018
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By: 'Melissa'
Dec 03,2018
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Really grateful for George and his colleagues' help and support in finding a new home. Phoned on a Monday, had a late viewing on Tuesday evening, followed up and agreed terms by Wednesday, all paperwork was signed off by Friday. George was friendly and accommodating ...
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“Helpful and Professional...”

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Nov 30,2018
Minithumbup
Mari
By: 'Yashar'
Nov 30,2018
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Mari is a very professional agent. She helped us with resolving all the issues we had in our first move. She's diligent in arranging and following up with all the fix requests I had....
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“Exceptional Letting Agency...”

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Nov 30,2018
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By: 'Emma'
Nov 30,2018
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We would recommend Hotblack Desiato to anyone looking to rent. Our lettings agent (George) was extremely well organised and knowledgable. He was efficient and well organised. He was able to get us moved into a property we wanted within 4 days of the viewing. There are ...
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Very fair and slightly below average. Value for money.
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“Well looked after...”

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Nov 22,2018
Minithumbup
Mari
By: 'Jen'
Nov 22,2018
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Mari became the property manager for our rented flat a couple of months ago and she's been absolutely fantastic. She's always prompt to reply to our emails and quick to get things fixed for us. We feel really well looked after....
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“Great service!...”

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Nov 13,2018
Minithumbup
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By: 'Happy Renters!'
Nov 13,2018
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Tom was very professional, prompt with communication and represented us well in our search for a rental property. We were shown a property that had not yet been listed and turned out to be perfect for us. Would recommend working with Tom!...
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Fees comparable with other agents in London. Reference checking was a smooth process so worth the fee.
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“Great agent!...”

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Nov 13,2018
Minithumbup
Mari
By: 'gabriel'
Nov 13,2018
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I have been using Hotblack for more than a decade to manage a property for me as I live far away overseas. They have always provided good service for me. The managing agents in charge of my property change fairly regularly but Mari has been ...
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Fees are competitive
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“Thank you Mari...”

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Nov 08,2018
Minithumbup
Mari
By: 'Philippine'
Nov 08,2018
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Thanks to Mari for her great help and understanding of our situation. So nice to be able to trust our agency when facing an issue....
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“Immediate help...”

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Nov 08,2018
Minithumbup
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By: 'Zaky'
Nov 08,2018
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Mari has been very helpful with issues in property maintenance. When I email her asking for help, she responds immediately and organizes the repair as soon as possible, usually even the same day. I really appreciate her help and responsiveness....
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“Excellent Communication...”

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Nov 07,2018
Minithumbup
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By: 'Lauren Barrett'
Nov 07,2018
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Mari is a real dream to deal with, very communicative and always polite in her responses. Deals with any issues quickly and efficiently....
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Tenant Fees

Overall Fees
£0 (inc. VAT), On Completion

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 03/06/2019, 9:50 AM by Lettings Manager

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Please refer to our website www.hotblack.co.uk for our complaints procedure.
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