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A contemporary yet traditional firm built on core values and expanded with innovative thinking. With offices in Camden, Islington and Archway too we can really look after your North London property needs. Come and say Hi and we'll be more than happy to help - the kettle's on...
Hotblack Desiato

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

020 7288 9696
Apr 27,2017
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George Papanastasiou
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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
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Josh Fox-Cooper
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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
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George Papanastasiou
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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
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Josh Fox-Cooper
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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
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Apr 26,2017
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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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Apr 25,2017
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Josh Fox-Cooper
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Apr 25,2017
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Josh was extremely efficient and helpful in finding the delightful young couple who have now moved into our garden flat. He also gave great advice in dealing with some issues concerning the outgoing tenant. Excellent service in the current slightly unreliable market....
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Apr 25,2017
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Josh Fox-Cooper
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Apr 25,2017
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We've had good results from Hotblack and have found them friendly and amenable. They also get things done which is great when you are a landlord that doesn't live in the city! Thanks for helping our transitions be smooth...
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They seem reasonable
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Apr 25,2017
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George Papanastasiou
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Apr 25,2017
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George was an absolute pleasure to deal with. He found us the perfect flat at an amazing price and we couldn't be happier - all thanks to him! Also very impressed by the low fees and efficient service. Will be highly recommending George and Hot Black Desiato to friends....
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Fees were very low, cheapest we have come across.
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Apr 25,2017
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George Papanastasiou
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Apr 25,2017
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Found George really easy to deal with; very helpful, personable and efficient. He found us a super flat at a very good price. Fees at HB were also very reasonable. Very pleased....
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Fees were affordable. We'd been quoted some eye-popping figures elsewhere so the low fees are what helped to attract us in the first place. Nothing hidden, very straightforward.
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Apr 24,2017
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Josh Fox-Cooper
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Apr 24,2017
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Efficient, helpful and friendly service. My flat was let in a few days and the documentation all completed in line....
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It's a lot of money but the flat is let to good tenants.
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Apr 20,2017
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Alasdair Macdonald
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Apr 20,2017
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Working with Alasdair and Hiten was an absolute pleasure from start to finish. They managed to navigate us through an extremely stressful process with their calm and professional approach. Extremely responsive and commercial approach to issues that arose. Above all else, they both seem to genuinely enjoy their roles in the process and show a great deal of empathy for their clients. Can't recommend them more highly if you are looking to sell your property....
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Excellent value for money.
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Apr 13,2017
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Josh Fox-Cooper
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Apr 13,2017
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The deal was actually managed by another agent but Josh took over and he has been responding well so far....
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Apr 03,2017
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Apr 03,2017
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First class service from start to finish. I was so glad I chose Blackrock from the reviews on here and they certainly did not dissappoint. Not only they are super professional and efficient, but they charge reasonable fees (for London) both to the landlord and the tenants and do not overvalue the property which means it is let very quickly. All in all great value for money. Other agencies need to take a leaf out of Blackrock's books. I would highly recommend both future landlords and tenants to ...
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Very competitive fees both for landlords and tenants.
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Mar 27,2017
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George Papanastasiou
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Mar 27,2017
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We recently moved from Canada and so were brand new to the letting process in the UK. George patiently went over all the details, and arranged a couple showings on short notice. He was always within reach whenever we had questions. Both professional and friendly. Thanks to him, we were able to secure our dream flat in London!...
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Mar 27,2017
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George Papanastasiou
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Mar 27,2017
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George assisted my wife and I with renting our first flat in London. He was pleasant to deal with. He patiently showed us the flat multiple times and diligently answered any questions. We ran into a few snags, and he effectively manage both our own, and our landlord's expectations....
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Mar 13,2017
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George Papanastasiou
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Mar 13,2017
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George was very responsive when we needed a quick answer. Also very flexible because we asked to see a property twice, with like 2 hours of notice, and he managed to arrange it. He also made it clear what is the paperwork to complete and made it all organised....
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Mar 06,2017
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George Papanastasiou
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Mar 06,2017
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We had a very pleasant and stress-free renting experience with Hotblack Desiato and we want to give a massive thank you especially to our wonderful agent George! He was extremely polite, professional, reliable and helpful throughout the process and answered all our questions promptly. Very happy, can highly recommend!...
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Feb 21,2017
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Feb 21,2017
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Nathan was very helpful throughout the entire process. The flat was the first one we looked it and he explained the process and the relevant costs simply and thoroughly. He was always available and went above and beyond to remain in touch during the process. I felt comfortable contacting him for even small questions and he was prompt and thorough in his responses. He made this a very enjoyable experience....
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Feb 13,2017
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Jessica Pinnick
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Feb 13,2017
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Excellent service from Jessica. Achieved full asking price, no conditions and the tenant moved in 5 days after I accepted the offer. An exceptionally speedy and efficient service. Thank you I have dealt with Hotblacks for many years. George has just let a flat for me and he was a pleasure to deal with. Not only did he let the flat quickly for me (in a difficult market) - he was excellent with feedback after viewings and advice on how to let the flat speedily - which paid off. References a...
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Jan 27,2017
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Josh Fox-Cooper
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Jan 27,2017
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Josh Fox-Cooper and Nathan Rosel were absolute stars over letting my flat. They found me a fantastic tenant within days of the flat going on the market at the price I needed. They were charming, polite and efficient throughout the whole process and I could not recommend them highly enough. Thank you to both of you and to Hotblack Desiato!...
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Good
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Jan 23,2017
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Jan 23,2017
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Nathan responded promptly to our request to view the property, and helped us work through a few thorny issues raised by the referencing process in a polite and constructive manner. He even gave us advice on how we could find new tenants for our previous flat, which was incredibly helpful and of no immediate benefit to himself. I highly recommend Nathan to any prospective tenant....
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Final fee arrangement was very reasonable
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Jan 04,2017
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Alasdair Macdonald
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Jan 04,2017
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Alasdair and Hiten worked hard to get our flat sold in a rather difficult market (just after the Brexit vote). They kept us informed and up-to-date the whole time and we were pleased with the final result and are now happily settled into our new home thanks to their hard work!...
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Oct 03,2016
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Jamie Forgan
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Oct 03,2016
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Hotblack have found us very good tenants over the 7 years we have been using them, both Saylan and Jamie are lovely people and have done as much as they can to help us find the right tenants. I really recommend Hotblack, they are a great agency and lovely people....
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Average
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Sep 21,2016
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Sep 21,2016
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The initial experience was great. But as soon as we were in the property and anything needed doing, problems emerged. Not being responded to, issues being ignored, not being notified of work being done, people coming and going without warning, them struggling with being helpful and empathetic are a few of the things that immediately come to mind. When pointing out when they're wrong you either don't get a reply, or get a waspish reply as though you're an inconvenient irritant. Really amateuris...
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By: Saylan Lucas
Sep 28, 2016
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Dear tenant, While I'm pleased that you had a great initial experience I am sorry to hear that the subsequent experience during the tenancy wasn't adequate. If you could let me know which office you rented the property through and/or the property address or any points of contact it will provide me with a platform to investigate this internally. We really do appreciate your feedback. ...
Sep 20,2016
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Sep 20,2016
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We have rented several times in London and abroad and our experience this time with Hotblack Desiato was by far the best of them all. We dealt with Nathan Rosel who was pleasant both in person and in correspondence; he responded quickly to our queries, and accommodated our requests. We received an extremely detailed and accurate inventory for the apartment when we moved in. Overall, happy and impressed with the quality of service throughout. Many thanks!...
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The reference fees were the only itemized fees.
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Sep 06,2016
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Jamie Forgan
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Sep 06,2016
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Jamie was very efficient and really supportive throughout, he made all the process much easier to deal with than I had imagined. I was totally satisfied with the service provided....
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Fair
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Aug 12,2016
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Jamie Forgan
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Aug 12,2016
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Jamie was fantastic, quickly and clearly answered all our questions throughout the process and made it all much easier. You recommend him to anyone....
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Very fair
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Aug 08,2016
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Aug 08,2016
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We have just let our flat through Hotblack Desiato (Highbury) and Nathan and Saylan were both very helpful, efficient, personable and professional. A realistic valuation, word perfect particulars, proactive approach and ultimately some lovely tenants - could not recommend highly enough....
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Aug 08,2016
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Aug 08,2016
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I have recently moved into a property in Highbury and Nathan has been extremely helpful in making this process as easy and stress free as possible. I've had pretty negative experiences with estate agents in the past so this has been a breath of fresh air! I'd be very quick to recommend Hot Black Desiato in future....
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Reasonable
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Aug 03,2016
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Jamie Forgan
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Aug 03,2016
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Jamie was really helpful with our search for a new property- he was very knowledgeable about the Highbury area and kept us well informed throughout the process. He went out of his way to make the move as straight forward as possible- getting back to us on any queries almost immediately! Overall an excellent service- organised and professional- and made the house hunting process much less stressful than previous experience! Thank you Jamie for helping us to find our lovely flat and for helping ev...
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Fees were reasonable and significantly lower than other estate agents we looked at
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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 90% accuracy of agent's valuations
Price range of properties reviewed
Sales
  • Min: £515,000
  • Max: £1,250,000

Letting
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  • Max: £0

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Josh Fox-Cooper Josh Fox-Cooper
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Jake Perkins Jake Perkins
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Alasdair Macdonald Alasdair Macdonald
Sales Manager
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Hiten Devshi Hiten Devshi
Sales Negotiator
5 reviews

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Adam Taylor Adam Taylor
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