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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
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“Accomodating and professional...”

Dec 06,2018
Minithumbup
Jessica
Stephen
By: 'Clementine & Romain'
Dec 06,2018
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My partner and I were in France and Hotblack made it easy to go through the paperwork remotely, which we greatly appreciated. Jessica and Stephen are pleasant and professional, and replied quickly to any enquiries we had. We would gladly recommend them!...
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“Very helpful agents...”

Dec 05,2018
Minithumbup
Stephen
Jessica
By: 'Marta and Andrea'
Dec 05,2018
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The agents were really friendly and happy to help. They were really responsive, also on Saturdays, and were really good in negotiating with the landlord....
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“Always coming back...”

Dec 04,2018
Minithumbup
Stephen
Jessica
By: 'The Property Directory'
Dec 04,2018
0 people found
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We have been working with Stephen and Jessica for a year and very impressed with the level of Attention Professionalism Customer Care Communication.. Always at the highest level and they have gained our trust which is not often a simple thing in the industry...
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Comment on agent fees
No problem
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“excellent...”

Dec 04,2018
Minithumbup
Jessica
Stephen
By: 'Nicolas'
Dec 04,2018
0 people found
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great service. Always available and helpful for whatever concern we might have had during the process. I strongly recommend this branch...
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good
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“Professional Service...”

Dec 03,2018
Minithumbup
Jessica
Stephen
By: 'Kurt van der Linde'
Dec 03,2018
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We received a fast and efficient service during a recent negotiation of a rental property in Clerkenwell - I would recommend this branch of Hotblack....
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“Helpful...”

Dec 03,2018
Minithumbup
Stephen
Jessica
By: 'Efficient, friendly and helpful'
Dec 03,2018
0 people found
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Stephen and Jessica have been very helpful and guided us clearly through the different stages of the process. Everything was made very clear, they are friendly as well and this made the letting process very pleasant and quick. Nothing negative, corny, everything was smooth and ...
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Good
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“Smooth purchase from abroad...”

Nov 30,2018
Minithumbup
Stuart
By: 'Oliver'
Nov 30,2018
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We just completed a house purchase through Hotblack Desiato. The agent, Stuart, showed us round the house twice. We were then abroad for the rest of the purchase, but had a couple of surveys done and also some prospective tenants look round, while the current ...
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“sale...”

Nov 22,2018
Minithumbup
Stuart
By: 'JM'
Nov 22,2018
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Recommended by friends as well established local firm familiar with local property market conditions. Good service: polite, prompt, considerate, and reliable about arranging viewings and providing feedback and realistic advice. Efficient publicising of sale particulars and photographs....
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Comment on agent fees
A reduction of the % commission was offered at the outset and was accepted
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“first timers...”

Nov 16,2018
Minithumbup
Stephen
By: 'ralph and mary'
Nov 16,2018
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HotBlack have done a great job of getting on top of our circumstances while we have been in the progress of emigrating and setting our flat up for a tenancy. It hasn't been straight-forward for a number of reasons, but they've worked closely ...
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Comment on agent fees
Better than other high street vendors that we've asked.
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“Helpful and Great to Deal With...”

Nov 11,2018
Minithumbup
Stephen
Jessica
By: 'Steph'
Nov 11,2018
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Both Jessica and Stephen were great to deal with and very helpful. They were quick to answer any questions and made sure the process went as smoothly as possible. I would definitely recommend working with them again....
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“Good service easy to communicate and fast....”

Nov 10,2018
Minithumbup
Stephen
Jessica
By: 'Andres'
Nov 10,2018
0 people found
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We received a great service by Stephen and Jessica. Both were very communicative and helpful during all the process. They reply our questions and requests fast....
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“Efficient and helpful...”

Nov 09,2018
Minithumbup
Jessica
Stephen
By: 'Amy'
Nov 09,2018
0 people found
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After finding a flat we were able to move very quickly due to the efficient handling by Jessica and Stephen. I viewed it the day after contacting them and we moved in less than two weeks later. As promised, the flat was freshly painted with ...
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“Great swift service....”

Nov 09,2018
Minithumbup
Jessica
Stephen
By: 'Islington Landlord'
Nov 09,2018
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Good advice and great swift service they found my tenants quickly. I would recommend Hotblack Desiato in Islington . Thanks You....
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Good
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“Islington Lettings do it again...”

Nov 08,2018
Minithumbup
Stephen
Jessica
By: 'Lloyd Baker Estate'
Nov 08,2018
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The team at Islington lettings managed to get another great rent and prompt letting of this flat after working with us on two flats to improve their layout and make them more desirable to tenants....
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Good value
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“Professional and efficient, kind and helpful...”

Nov 08,2018
Minithumbup
Stuart
By: 'Quan'
Nov 08,2018
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I am very pleased to have Stuart as my selling agent. He was one of the kindest and most professional agent I have ever met. As a semi-profi property investor I totally recommend him to all fellow owners....
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“Excellent Agents...”

Nov 08,2018
Minithumbup
Stephen
Jessica
By: 'Jennifer'
Nov 08,2018
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Stephen and Jessica have been very helpful, professional and efficient with letting my property. They provided excellent communication and handle all aspects of the let with no complications. I have nothing but high praise for their professionalism and competency. I would have no hesitation to ...
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Comment on agent fees
Very reasonable, no hidden charges or costs for unnecessary items.
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“An expert service...”

Nov 07,2018
Minithumbup
Stuart
By: 'Tim Haines'
Nov 07,2018
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I've used Hotblack Desiato, Islington, in all 4 of my property transactions over 34 years and they have never been less than excellent. For our recent sale we chose Stuart of Hotblacks from 3 agents we met and were very pleased we had: he's very experienced, ...
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Comment on agent fees
Worth the money.
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By: Stuart Shiers
Nov 08, 2018
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Hi Tim Many thanks for your review. It is much appreciated. We really enjoyed working with you and wish you the best of luck in your new adventure! ...

“Brilliant agents...”

Nov 06,2018
Minithumbup
Stuart
By: 'Joe B & Jen K'
Nov 06,2018
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We sold our flat through Hotblack Desiato and they were superb from start to finish. Stuart was always available to chat, explained things clearly to us (it was the first time we had sold a property) and put our minds at ease. There were some ...
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Comment on agent fees
the fees were very reasonable.
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By: Stuart Shiers
Nov 06, 2018
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Joe and Jen, Thanks so much for your kind words. We always aim to go that extra mile and I am delighted that our efforts paid off. Best of luck for the future. ...

“Very good agents...”

Nov 03,2018
Minithumbup
By: 'Adam'
Nov 03,2018
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I have been using Hotblack Desiato for a property in Islington since early 2012, and have had consistently good experiences with them. They have always found good tenants and secured good rent, been forthcoming with any issues, and have always been very helpful in resolving any ...
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Comment on agent fees
Agent's fees for full-service letting are entirely reasonable.
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“First Tenancy...”

Nov 03,2018
Minithumbup
Jessica
By: 'Yashar'
Nov 03,2018
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Jessica was always attentive, both to my calls and emails. She arranged everything fast, such as contract, inventory arrangement, etc....
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“professional...”

Oct 31,2018
Minithumbup
Jessica
By: 'Sara'
Oct 31,2018
0 people found
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all staff at HBD have very nice telephone manners and are pleasant to talk to. We dealt in the past with the Highbury branch and due to the positive experience we had, we decided to use their services again. They are very professional....
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as above
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“Excellent professional service...”

Oct 30,2018
Minithumbup
Stephen
Jessica
By: 'mr Nemes'
Oct 30,2018
0 people found
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I was assisted in my rental property search by Mr. Sanders and Ms. Pinnick and would highly recommend them. They both kept me Informed at all times regarding the entire process, and assisted me in a highly qualified manner whenever their help was needed, all ...
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“Professional yet personable service!...”

Oct 30,2018
Minithumbup
Stephen
Jessica
By: 'Hughes Family'
Oct 30,2018
0 people found
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We cannot recommend Hotblack Desiato more! Stephen and Jess, in particular, worked their magic and within a week of asking HD to be our agents the flat was rented out, fantastic service!! The personal service we received was very much appreciated not to mention the ...
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Comment on agent fees
Refreshingly good value to fully manage the flat compared to other London agents!!
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“Prompt and market savvy service...”

Oct 30,2018
Minithumbup
Stephen
Jessica
By: 'Prime Barnsbury apartment'
Oct 30,2018
0 people found
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Property let at increased rent within 24 hours. Excellent rent obtained and competition among bidders handled very professionally. Very positive outcome and very pleased with service....
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Comment on agent fees
A balanced approach adopted to fees and I have used HD over many years. I have found them to be commercial.
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“Renting a Property...”

Oct 29,2018
Minithumbup
Stephen
Jessica
By: 'Mark Soundy'
Oct 29,2018
0 people found
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I am delighted to be able to recommend Hotblack Desiato. They have been highly responsive - we managed to secure our rental property within hours (literally) of viewing it. They have also been more than accommodating - arranging multiple viewings for us whenever asked. They ...
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“Good as always...”

Oct 09,2018
Minithumbup
Jessica
Stephen
By: 'Tony'
Oct 09,2018
0 people found
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Jess let the flat very quickly, achieved a good price and completed the paperwork in no time at all. Good communications at all times, helpful and pleasant to deal with....
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Comment on agent fees
Fair
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“Great renting experience...”

Oct 09,2018
Minithumbup
Jessica
By: 'Flavian'
Oct 09,2018
0 people found
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Jessica proved to be a great agent in helping us find a new property to rent in Dalston. The process of renting run smoothly. We are very pleased with the new place and we'd recommend the agency....
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“management...”

Sep 29,2018
Minithumbup
Stephen
By: 'D. Leighton'
Sep 29,2018
0 people found
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I have communicated with Stephen Saunders for over nine years at Hotblack Desiato and can applaud his management skills. I can rely on him to respond well and timely to any problems which may arise....
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good
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“Focused and successful...”

Sep 29,2018
Minithumbup
Stephen
By: 'Gustavo'
Sep 29,2018
0 people found
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We had a short time frame to find a home to our daughter, starting classes within a week. Demands were so very quickly transformed into concrete options, so that our choice took less than an afternoon . Then comes the paper work and logistics, in which ...
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Comment on agent fees
Fees were at market levels, nothing more, transparent and fair.
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“The best agents in London so far...”

Sep 27,2018
Minithumbup
Stephen
Jessica
By: 'Magdalena'
Sep 27,2018
0 people found
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I am very pleased with the agents' professionalism. Everything was smooth with no complications. Daniel Fairbairn was able to show us properties with a really short notice from our side and find a beautiful home. Agents answered all of our queries and were committed to ...
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Comment on agent fees
The agent's fees are very reasonable compared to other lettings agents. The company does not charge for unnecessary costs and has no hidden fees.
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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
96% customers were satisfied with fees 87% accuracy of agent's valuations
Price range of properties reviewed
Sales
  • Min: £123,000
  • Max: £9,995,000

Letting
  • Min: £0
  • Max: £0

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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 01/09/2017, 9:41 AM 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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