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
www.hotblackdesiato.co.uk

Properties for Sale
Properties to Rent

“ Friendly, efficient, knowledgeble - what more does one need... ”

May 14,2018
Minithumbdown
By: 'Christine'
May 14,2018
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I've never rented out a flat before, and these guys were brilliant providing exactly what I needed. Right from the start they were friendly yet professional, and flexible yet efficient. They were always ready with help and advice, but never remotely pushy. I feel ...
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Seem comparable to others in the same area
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“ Five star service!... ”

Apr 30,2018
Minithumbup
By: 'A Whiteside'
Apr 30,2018
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Stuart and his team provided me with a fantastic service when selling my London flat and I was very impressed with Hotblack Desiato. From the start (sensible and clear valuations, a very good photographer and a unique marketing brochure which really "sold" the ...
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Very competitive fees and flexible on pricing structure.
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“ Stephen Sanders... ”

Apr 23,2018
Minithumbup
By: 'WISEDOCTOR'
Apr 23,2018
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Stephen provides friendly service that is detailed and attentive. He responds quickly to problems, AND solves them. As a result we have had amazingly few (if any) void periods in the 8 properties he helps us to rent out. We are very please with his service ...
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good, but would be happy for a 1% reduction !
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“ Excellent... ”

Apr 23,2018
Minithumbup
By: 'Mark S'
Apr 23,2018
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Thank you so much, Daniel and Stephen, for your wonderful service. I am incredibly happy in my new flat! You made the difficult process of flat hunting in London easy and quick....
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Good
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“ SMOOTH LETTING... ”

Apr 23,2018
Minithumbup
By: 'Gianna'
Apr 23,2018
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Daniel managed to find me a great tenant for a flat I had been marketing for some time. Everything was dealt with efficiently and professionally. A great service, thank you....
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The fees are fair and reasonable.
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“ Great experience... ”

Apr 22,2018
Minithumbup
By: 'Niels'
Apr 22,2018
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My girlfriend and I rented a flat through Hotblack Desiato, having Daniel as our agent of contact. All in all, we've been very pleased with our experience. Daniel and the agency as a whole have been helpful, down-to-earth and honest. Daniel has been great ...
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“ Thank you... ”

Apr 14,2018
Minithumbup
By: 'Anonymous'
Apr 14,2018
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Daniel and Stephen could not have been more helpful in organising a very rapid move into rented accommodation that is ideal for me....
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“ Excellent Service... ”

Apr 13,2018
Minithumbup
By: 'Evan Levelle'
Apr 13,2018
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Prompt and courteous service, clear communication at all steps of the process, and quality support after the leasing of the property. Highly recommend....
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“ exellent... ”

Apr 08,2018
Minithumbup
By: 'Liz sandles'
Apr 08,2018
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This team of agents work to a very high standard . After just one meeting they quickly found me the perfect flat . They understood and new my requirements . Very friendly and easy to corespond with . Highly recommended ....
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Good very fair
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“ Quick turnaround... ”

Apr 05,2018
Minithumbup
By: 'RP'
Apr 05,2018
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I worked with a relocation agency so did not have much interaction with Daniel outside of the property viewing. However, once I had indicated interest in the property he was very quick to get the paperwork and references done, which gave me peace of mind....
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“ Sophie... ”

Apr 04,2018
Minithumbup
By: 'Sophie'
Apr 04,2018
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We were very happy with Hot Black's help to find us a tenant for our flat. They were very professional and helpful....
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“ Barnsbury Terrace... ”

Mar 29,2018
Minithumbup
By: 'E'
Mar 29,2018
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Despite difficulties with the tenants at times, Hotblack were always exemplary at their work and communications. Would definitely use again (this was my second time, plus buying the apartment through them) and would recommend....
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“ 5 Star Agent... ”

Mar 28,2018
Minithumbup
By: 'Cityrooms'
Mar 28,2018
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Stephen and Daniel have been great to deal with, they have always answered calls and resolved any issues swiftly. I always been met at the property with a smile by Daniel and Stephen has always politely replied back to me promptly. Top guys, keep up ...
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Excellent
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“ Happy Customer!... ”

Mar 28,2018
Minithumbup
By: 'Teresio'
Mar 28,2018
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The service from both Stephen and Daniel was professional, friendly, very fast responsive and also accommodating of our requirements; the negotiation with the landlord was also very satisfactory....
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The fees are very reasonable
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“ Wonderful stress free service made the whole suitation smooth and easy kept in contact would highly recommend ! 5 stars... ”

Mar 28,2018
Minithumbup
By: 'BROOK @ Morgan'
Mar 28,2018
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From the moment after talking with Stephen we felt at ease and worried less the whole suitation from beginning to and throughout have been truly amazing thank you !...
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Wonderful
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Mar 12,2018
Minithumbup
By: 'Olga'
Mar 12,2018
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Good experience with contract creation and property viewing, but handover process was not as diligent as should be. Couple of important things about the property were not disclosed before contract was conducted...
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Fair market fees
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Mar 08,2018
Minithumbup
By: 'Andrew H'
Mar 08,2018
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Hotblacks have managed our two flats for 9 years. Stephen Sanders has been involved the whole time and it is helpful to have continuity. They are pretty good at managing tenant issues and arranging repairs etc. Stephen does well at letting the flats when tenants leave ...
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Seems expensive (especially when paying the same fee for renewals as for new tenants) but probably in line with other agents
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Mar 08,2018
Minithumbup
By: 'Bettina Danet'
Mar 08,2018
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Both Stephen and Jessica have been really pro-active in helping us in our move. They are available and pleasant to treat with. flat condition was not up to the level we expected (cleaning wise) when we moved in but Jessica offered solution to fix this ...
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none
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Mar 07,2018
Minithumbup
By: 'Sophie'
Mar 07,2018
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Good experience with the agency. Good communication, Fast replies and great team's availability. We are very happy with the accommodation and service offered by the agency. We definitely recommend Stephen and Daniel....
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Average fees compared to what we have been asked by other agencies
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Mar 07,2018
Minithumbup
By: 'Paula'
Mar 07,2018
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Daniel was responsible for leasing of our property. He was helpful at the viewing and generally responsive to our questions/requests....
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Mar 07,2018
Minithumbup
By: 'Henry Hardy'
Mar 07,2018
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A big thank you to the team at Hotblack with a particular mention to Stephen and Daniel. You do yourselves with proud with your enthusiasm and professionalism. Your assistance in procuring clients for our properties to let is outstanding and you have always managed to ...
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Good
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Mar 06,2018
Minithumbup
By: 'Ben ellis'
Mar 06,2018
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We were most impressed with their approach and professionalism in letting out our flat. They were quick to act and have engaged the tenant to make sure trust is built between us and them....
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Very competitive fees for letting services
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Mar 06,2018
Minithumbup
By: 'Nikki'
Mar 06,2018
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Both Daniel and Stephen were incredibly helpful throughout searching, viewing and finalising on a property. They were only an email away and responded really quickly to any query we had-no matter how big or small....
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Agent's Fees are perfectly fine for the level of work done.
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Feb 13,2018
Minithumbup
By: 'ddb'
Feb 13,2018
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From beginning to end Daniel was very responsive with any questions. He made sure to reply promptly and if he did not have the answers he would seek them out immediately or provide us guidance of where to look for the answers. He was very ...
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We felt the agent fees were very fair and reasonable.
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Feb 10,2018
Minithumbup
By: 'highflyer'
Feb 10,2018
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Both Stephen and Jessica were engaged with us the entire time throughout the flat searching process. They answered emails quickly which was the best possible thing you can have in such a stressful time. Overall, I am highly satisfied with the work they put into ...
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Feb 09,2018
Minithumbup
By: 'Jo'
Feb 09,2018
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Very prompt and quick response and actions Within a week we found a suitable tenant The follow up on cleaning, fittings , inventory checks are also done promptly...
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Appropriate
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Feb 09,2018
Minithumbup
By: 'Kgreco'
Feb 09,2018
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I have to say they were more thorough with their letting process than any other agency I've been with. It is reassuring to know that they take it seriously and do all necessary steps properly. Daniel and Stephen have always been very responsive on ...
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I found them to be reasonable and lower than a lot of other agencies. I only wish I knew upfront the payment date for the agency to pay rent on since we ended up having to pay a few weeks extra than expected on top of the first month's rent.
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Feb 08,2018
Minithumbup
By: 'Lauren Taylor'
Feb 08,2018
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Hotblack Desiato have let a number of properties for us over the years. I would highly recommend Stephen & Jessica who are very efficient, attentive and approachable and always available to help with any queries. I would highly recommend!...
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Feb 08,2018
Minithumbup
By: 'Marion D'
Feb 08,2018
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Everyone has been helpful extremely helpful and taken a personal interest in marketing the property for rental. Daniel Fairbairn was exceptionally attentive....
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Fair and competitive
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Feb 07,2018
Minithumbup
By: 'Arvind Shah'
Feb 07,2018
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Both Stephen and Jessica have been excellent at procuring tenants for me and then ensuring that everything necessary is sorted to keep both landlord and the tenant happy upto and after the tenant has taken possession of the property...
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Good and very accommodating
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Areas covered
  • EC1V
  • N1
  • N16
  • N5
  • N8
  • NW1
  • NW5
  • N7
  • NW6
  • WC1X
  • NW8
  • EC1
  • E8
  • N16
  • N4
  • E1
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Services offered
  • Sales
  • Lettings
  • Block Management
  • Surveys
  • Conveyancing
  • Mortgage Advice
Valuation and Fee Performance
97% customers were satisfied with fees 86% accuracy of agent's valuations
Price range of properties reviewed
Sales
  • Min: £400,000
  • Max: £9,995,000

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Fees

Please visit our website www.hotblack.co.uk or call our office on 020 7226 0160 for our fees.
Last updated at 9:41 AM 01/09/2017 by Stuart Shiers

Complaints Procedure

Please visit our website www.hotblack.co.uk or call our office on 020 7226 0160 for our complaints procedure
Last updated at 9:41 AM 01/09/2017 by Stuart Shiers

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