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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
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
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Stuart Shiers
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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
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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
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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
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Stephen Sanders
George Papanastasiou
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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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Apr 03,2017
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Jessica Pinnick
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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
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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
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Stephen Sanders
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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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...
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Feb 06,2017
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Daniel Fairbain
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Feb 06,2017
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Daniel is friendly and did a great job since the viewing of the flat until the final details. He was free by e-mail or phone for any question we had and resolved them quickly....
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Feb 03,2017
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Jessica Pinnick
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Feb 03,2017
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Jessica was a pleasure to work with from day one. Professional, diligent and very friendly. I had to move fast and Jess made sure the process was quick and painless. She also went above and beyond when I required paperwork which was not the standard type. I would highly recommend her....
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Fees are reasonable.
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Feb 01,2017
Minithumbup
Jessica Pinnick
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Feb 01,2017
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Jessica is not only responsible but also passionate for her job. There were few problems happened while we were looking for a flat, however, Jessica helped a lot, she's truly a reliable agent. Me and my friend highly recommended her to be your agent....
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good
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Feb 01,2017
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Stephen Sanders
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Feb 01,2017
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Stephen and Daniel provided a friendly and responsive service for our flat search. There were no hard- sell tactics employed....
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Jan 30,2017
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Stephen Sanders
Jessica Pinnick
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Jan 30,2017
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Jessica and Stephen were absolute stars in coordinating our new tenancy from start to finish, going above and beyond to help....
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good and affordable
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Jan 30,2017
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Jessica Pinnick
Stephen Sanders
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Jan 30,2017
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The guys at Hotblack Desiato were VERY helpful and managed to get all the paperwork done very quickly and efficiently which was especially important due to our tight timeline. (we had to move in within a matter of a couple of days). Throughout the entire process they were very professional and efficient something that is NOT a given with other real estate agents. Hotblacks approach was much more personal and much less salesy then I am used to with estate agents which is a good thing as it felt m...
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Good. The fees were very reasonable especially given the level of service. A lot of their competitors tried to charge more for inferior level of service.
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Jan 28,2017
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Daniel Fairbain
Stephen Sanders
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Jan 28,2017
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Stephen and Daniel dealt with all our issues promptly and effectively. I met Daniel in person, he was very nice....
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Fine
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Jan 27,2017
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Jessica Pinnick
Stephen Sanders
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Jan 27,2017
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These guys went above and beyond what was required to help us get a short lease on a lovely place near our house while we had renovations done. In short - absolute live savers....
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Reasonable
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Jan 24,2017
Minithumbup
Daniel Fairbain
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Jan 24,2017
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Very smooth, professional service from Daniel. Always speedy on replies to our questions and everything went swimmingly from start to finish. Would definitely recommend and will use again....
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Lower than the norm
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Jan 18,2017
Minithumbup
Stuart Shiers
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Jan 18,2017
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Stuart and his team provided an excellent inclusive service throughout the process of selling our mother's house. Stuart combined professionalism with sound guidance, clarity and courtesy, giving us an accurate valuation and helpful advice in the less certain Brexit market....
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good
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Dec 23,2016
Minithumbup
Stuart Shiers
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Dec 23,2016
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My husband and I recently completed on a property in De Beauvoir, just in time for Christmas, which we didn't think would be possible given previous experiences with trying to buy a flat and the inevitable delays that this throws up. We needn't have worried however, because we were beautifully looked after by Stuart who was extremely professional from start to finish and kept everything ticking over behind the scenes which meant we never had to chase once for an update on progress. We received...
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Good
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Dec 20,2016
Minithumbup
Stephen Sanders
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Dec 20,2016
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Stephen was very efficient to help me move to the flat in a timely manner. good service overall and 2 way communication....
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Dec 07,2016
Minithumbup
Daniel Fairbain
Stephen Sanders
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Dec 07,2016
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Really professional and friendly staff, I recommend everyone who is looking for a quality flat. they deal quickly and efficent all issues or questions you could have....
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fair fee
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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 89% accuracy of agent's valuations
Price range of properties reviewed
Sales
  • Min: £400,000
  • Max: £855,500

Letting
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Stuart Shiers Stuart Shiers
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Stephen Sanders Stephen Sanders
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Daniel Fairbain Daniel Fairbain
Lettings Negotiator
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Jessica Pinnick Jessica Pinnick
Lettings Negotiator
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James Blissett James Blissett
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