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Hotblack Desiato opened on Upper Street in 1979 and now have 3 offices in North London (Islington, Highbury, and Camden Town). We remain an independent, friendly and professional estate agent offering a refreshing approach to selling and letting residential property. Along with Sales and Lettings we also have New Homes and Property Management divisions. Please contact us and we will do our best to help you with whatever property query you may have.
Hotblack Desiato

314 Upper Street Islington, London
Greater London
N1 2XQ

02072260160
May 25,2017
Minithumbup
Daniel Fairbain
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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 16,2017
Minithumbup
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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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Good, discount given as we bought flat through them
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May 16,2017
Minithumbup
Mark Azzopardi
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May 16,2017
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My daughter and I were delighted with the service given by Mark, he was extremely knowledgeable about the property we wished to purchase and very informative about the housing market in the local area....
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May 15,2017
Minithumbup
Stuart Shiers
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May 15,2017
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It took us nearly two years to find our next residence in Canonbury. During this period, Hotblack & Desiato sent us property notifications that focused on our requirements. They did not employ the scattergun approach used by so many other agents. When we decided to make an offer on an apartment that Stuart Shiers showed us, then Stuart was entirely helpful in a truly professional way. He organised for us to have access with architects and builders on several occasions and assisted in our neg...
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N/A
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May 12,2017
Minithumbup
Mark Azzopardi
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May 12,2017
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Mark was absolutely brilliant. He couldn't have been more helpful. I could only view the property at awkward times, but he got up at the crack of dawn and stayed late on Fridays to let me in, and kept me well informed throughout the entire process. I will definitely get in touch if I think of selling up in future....
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May 08,2017
Minithumbup
Daniel Fairbain
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May 08,2017
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Daniel and the guys at Hotblack make what can be a difficult process easy. We would recommend Hotblack Desiato and Daniel to other perspective renters....
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Fee's are fair compared to other agencies.
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May 08,2017
Minithumbup
Nisha
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May 08,2017
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It was a pleasure working with Daniel, he was courteous, straightforward, extremely responsive and even went out of his way to help when at the last minute certain tasks were not completed....
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May 05,2017
Minithumbup
Mark Azzopardi
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May 05,2017
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As a first time buyer I was ill-prepared to deal with all the complexities of the process, Mark's help was crucial in the deal going through....
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May 04,2017
Minithumbup
Daniel Fairbain
Stephen Sanders
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May 04,2017
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From start to finish my dealings with Hotblack Desiato, in particular Daniel Fairbain but also Stephen Saunders, has been nothing but a pleasure. They worked very hard on behalf of me to secure the flat and they have been prompt, polite, efficient, patient and helpful in all their correspondence and meetings. They certainly made moving properties a lot less stressful and I highly recommend them....
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The agents fees seemed very reasonable considering the hard work they put in.
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Apr 28,2017
Minithumbup
Stephen Sanders
Daniel Fairbain
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Apr 28,2017
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We were very pleased with the service we received from the members of the team at Hotblack. Maximum efficiency with minimum fuss....
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OK
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Apr 19,2017
Minithumbup
Mark Azzopardi
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Apr 19,2017
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Mark was always helpful and giving of his time when we were searching for a property. He was honest and straight forward unlike some estate agents who tell you what they think you want to hear. I would thoroughly recommend him and his colleagues at Hot Black....
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N/A - Buying not selling.
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Apr 12,2017
Minithumbup
Stuart Shiers
Mark Azzopardi
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Apr 12,2017
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Both Stuart Sheirs and Mark Azzopardi have been fantastic in dealing with the sale I entrusted them with. They are very attentive to detail and happy to help/assist clients in any possible way. I would highly recommend them. I read reviews about Hotblack Desiato before choosing an estate agent and I have been very pleased with my choice....
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Good
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Apr 10,2017
Minithumbup
Stuart Shiers
Stephen Sanders
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Apr 10,2017
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excellent and courteous. good with feed back and replying to emails....
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honest !
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Apr 04,2017
Minithumbup
Jessica Pinnick
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Apr 04,2017
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Jessica has always been incredibly helpful and thoughtful. She has ensured that we have not had to worry about problems arising with the tenants. She is really nice and easy to communicate with, a real pleasure to work with....
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Very fair
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Apr 03,2017
Minithumbup
Stephen Sanders
Daniel Fairbain
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Apr 03,2017
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Once we found our flat, the process was painless and quick. Daniel and Stephen were friendly, professional and attentive. My partner needed to talk through some queries as he is a freelancer, and they always answered their phones to deal with the matter directly. Fees are also very reasonable! We're very happy in our new home. Thanks guys!...
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Fees are very reasonable compared to other agents.
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Apr 02,2017
Minithumbup
Daniel Fairbain
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Apr 02,2017
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Daniel was communicative and let us know the progress of each step once we had found the flat that we liked. It all went very seamlessly. The flat was unfurnished but Daniel and the team helped us with obtaining a couch which was much appreciated! Thanks for all your help....
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Mar 29,2017
Minithumbup
Stephen Sanders
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Mar 29,2017
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A good letting in the current market and very quickly and smoothly concluded. Commercial and helpful advice provided throughout the process....
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Competitive
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Mar 29,2017
Minithumbup
Stephen Sanders
Daniel Fairbain
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Mar 29,2017
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I arrived at my viewing on a property and was told the agent was delayed by an hour. At first I thought, 'oh here we go again, another disinterested London estate agent', but the team at HBD kept me informed and eventually sent another agent who was close by. Everyone from the Islington office I dealt with was really lovely and professional, they kept us informed every step of the way, and we couldn't be happier with the property or service we received. A very welcome change from the very aggres...
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Higher fees than I've had before, but very happy with the service and property, so not too concerned
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Mar 28,2017
Minithumbup
Stephen Sanders
Daniel Fairbain
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Mar 28,2017
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Excellent Agents to deal with, Professional Honest and down to earth. Definitely not your average Estate agent. Both Daniel and Stephen Helped me on renting a few flats over the last few months and made the process very smooth and moreover secured excellent deals in prime central London Locations where rent comes at a premium....
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Excellent!
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Mar 28,2017
Minithumbup
Jessica Pinnick
Stephen Sanders
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Mar 28,2017
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Jessica and Stephen found exactly what we were looking for. They helped us making the right offer in term of price and break clause....
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Mar 27,2017
Minithumbup
Stephen Sanders
Jessica Pinnick
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Mar 27,2017
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Because of Stephen Sanders and staff members wealth of knowledge they are always delivering world class service to their customers....
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Agent Fees is affordable
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Mar 27,2017
Minithumbup
Stephen Sanders
Jessica Pinnick
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Mar 27,2017
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Stephen and Jessica made a huge effort to make moving into our new home as easy as possible. Jessica was very friendly and easy to get in touch with while we were in the thick of the process and was a pleasure to deal with. Stephen made every effort to negotiate the best possible deal for both ourselves and the landlord, coming up with fresh ideas to ensure we stood out from the crowd. Thank you both for your help and professionalism....
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The agents fees were waved in our case.
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Mar 24,2017
Minithumbup
Daniel Fairbain
Stephen Sanders
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Mar 24,2017
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I was fine with Hot Black Desiato, sellers are professional. We found a house in a short time perfect for our needs....
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Absolutely good seller sometimes it happens that exaggerate with email
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Mar 22,2017
Minithumbup
Jessica Pinnick
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Mar 22,2017
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I recently rented my flat through Hotblack Desiato - Upper Street. Their agents were very helpful and everything went smoothly. Special thanks to Jessica who was super friendly and efficient. Recommended....
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Mar 22,2017
Minithumbup
Stephen Sanders
Daniel Fairbain
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Mar 22,2017
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All of the staff at Hotblack Desiato are friendly and professional. They are always helpfull informed and polite. As a professional landlord with years of experience I would recomend the lettings team wholeheartedly....
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Fair
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Mar 22,2017
Minithumbup
Stephen Sanders
Jessica Pinnick
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Mar 22,2017
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Stephen and Jessica were very helpful in finding places that matched my requirements, and the selection of flats available on offer was good. The contract negotiating phase and signing was also very quick and went very efficiently, especially considering that I requested a contract start date just four days after submitting an offer and that went well....
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Fees were reasonabable, and they were all explained upfront.
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Mar 16,2017
Minithumbup
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Mar 16,2017
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Despite unusual situation, the process went well and without any problem The communication is good, with fast answer, no problem left unresolved....
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Mar 16,2017
Minithumbup
Daniel Fairbain
Stephen Sanders
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Mar 16,2017
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As a Landlord we find that the lettings process and the team delivering it at Hotblacks are excellent from start through to completion. Whether it be the front line lettings negotiator or back office staff dealing with renewals documentation of fee accounts everyone is always throughly professional and keen to ensure we get a good service....
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Fees are consistently good value for money
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Mar 15,2017
Minithumbup
Stephen Sanders
Daniel Fairbain
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Mar 15,2017
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I've had a fantastic experience working with Hotblack, particularly with Daniel and Stephen at the Islington / Angel branch. They've been attentive, helpful, quick to respond and very efficient when it comes to things like organising inventory check in's and sorting out paperwork. If you're a landlord looking for someone to look after your property, I highly recommend these guys....
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Hotblack's fees are justified considering the excellent service they provide.
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Mar 15,2017
Minithumbup
Daniel Fairbain
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Mar 15,2017
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Organised, professional work from Daniel, who kept us in the loop on everything and handled everything quickly and efficiently. Thank you...
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Areas covered
  • N1
  • EC1
  • N7
  • WC1
  • E8
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Services offered
  • Sales
  • Lettings
  • Block Management
  • Surveys
  • Conveyancing
  • Mortgage Advice
Valuation and Fee Performance
97% customers were satisfied with fees 87% accuracy of agent's valuations
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Sales
  • Min: £400,000
  • Max: £855,500

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25 0 62 5 8 0 7 0 3 0
Stuart Shiers Stuart Shiers
Director
15 reviews

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Stephen Sanders Stephen Sanders
Lettings Manager
46 reviews

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Daniel Fairbain Daniel Fairbain
Lettings Negotiator
52 reviews

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Jessica Pinnick Jessica Pinnick
Lettings Negotiator
18 reviews

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James Blissett James Blissett
Director
0 reviews

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Mark Azzopardi Mark Azzopardi
Sales Negotiator
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