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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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“Pleasant experience...”

Feb 07,2019
Minithumbup
Jessica
By: 'Michael M.'
Feb 07,2019
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I have been a tenant with Hotblackdesiato for 8 months now and have found the experience to be quite smooth and pain-free. When our laundry machine leaked during the first week of our tenancy, help was called immediately and the situation was remedied in a timely ...
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“Jess is Wonderful...”

Feb 07,2019
Minithumbup
Jessica
By: 'Australian Renter'
Feb 07,2019
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Jess was an absolute legend in leasing the apartment. She was so easy to communicate with, was flexible, understanding and was clear with everything. Hugely helpful and responsive too....
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“Great Service...”

Feb 07,2019
Minithumbup
By: 'Richard'
Feb 07,2019
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I have been using Hotblack Desiato for over 15 years to rent out three flats in London. They have always found me a good tenant and mostly in a short space of time. The communication is very good Stephen is fantastic and I would have no ...
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I find the agents fees very competitive.
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“Great service...”

Feb 07,2019
Minithumbup
Jessica
By: 'Landlord X'
Feb 07,2019
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Excellent service for marketing and finding tenants, and the responsiveness of the agents to tenant and landlord queries alike is very good....
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No comment.
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“Proactive...”

Feb 07,2019
Minithumbup
Jessica
By: 'A Canonbury landlord'
Feb 07,2019
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Recently re-let my flat. The Hotblack team were really proactive and persistent advising on right rental level which eventually led to finding new tenants in a subdued market....
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Having been a Hotblack customer for a long time, I have been afforded preferential rates which serves as a good retention factor.
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“Fantastic...”

Feb 07,2019
Minithumbup
Jessica
By: 'Levi'
Feb 07,2019
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Jessica and Stephen have both helped throughout the letting process and made it stress and hassle free for us. 10/10 for service and delivery....
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The agency fees are fair and honest. No hidden costs.
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“very good...”

Feb 07,2019
Minithumbup
Stuart
By: 'Graham F'
Feb 07,2019
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Very good service , had house let and tenants moved in with in 2 weeks. Could also had sold it as they got a offer at the asking price....
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good
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“Barnsbury Terrace...”

Feb 07,2019
Minithumbup
Jessica
By: 'xxx'
Feb 07,2019
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Professional as ever - very fast to find tenant. Some gaps in communication the only thing to highlight (over Christmas) Would 100% recommend...
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“Professional Company...”

Feb 06,2019
Minithumbup
Jessica
By: 'MBI'
Feb 06,2019
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Found new tenants quickly for the flat and made all the necessary arrangements for the Landlord Gas Safety certificate plus took delivery of the table top freezer and delivered it to the flat going the extra mile for us! Great service....
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Comment on agent fees
Fair price
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“Efficient service for overseas landlords...”

Jan 22,2019
Minithumbup
Stuart
By: 'RP Islington'
Jan 22,2019
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As a long time non-resident I was expertly advised and guided through the negotiations in what, I soon became aware, was a much changed world of UK property sales. Stuart worked closely with the property's letting agents facilitating viewings and managing minor works at the ...
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Comment on agent fees
Very reasonable fees considering the state of the market and thus work required by the agent.
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Jan 22, 2019
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“New tenant...”

Jan 01,2019
Minithumbup
Jessica
By: 'Liz'
Jan 01,2019
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I have a lease with Hotblack Desiatio that is due to commence in mid January. My experience with Hotblack Desiato to date has been attending property viewings and liaising to settle a tenancy agreement. During this time I have found Jessica and Stephen to be ...
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“Very good service, always willing to help...”

Dec 20,2018
Minithumbup
Jessica
By: 'María PdAS'
Dec 20,2018
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I am very happy with the service received. Both Stephan and Jessica were helpful and available at all times, willing to fulfill all our requests....
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“Great customer service and consummate professionalism...”

Dec 19,2018
Minithumbup
Jessica
By: 'Phil Gartland'
Dec 19,2018
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The process of re-leasing my flat was seamless professional and at a rental level beyond my expectation. I have used Hotblack for 15 years now and never been let down....
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Fair
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“Very polite able manager.Good communication.Follow the problems and give feed back....”

Dec 10,2018
Minithumbup
By: 'Vasant Manudhane.'
Dec 10,2018
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Capable manager we are glad he managing our properties. Always helpful when we visited the properties on Saturday. He has got good communication skills....
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Comment on agent fees
Reduce your managing fees if you are managing more than one properties. Take managing fees monthly instead of in one go yearly.
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“Accomodating and professional...”

Dec 06,2018
Minithumbup
Jessica
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
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
Jessica
By: 'The Property Directory'
Dec 04,2018
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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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No problem
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“excellent...”

Dec 04,2018
Minithumbup
Jessica
By: 'Nicolas'
Dec 04,2018
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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
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
Jessica
By: 'Efficient, friendly and helpful'
Dec 03,2018
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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
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 with us, ...
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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
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
Jessica
By: 'Andres'
Nov 10,2018
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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
By: 'Amy'
Nov 09,2018
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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
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
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
Jessica
By: 'Jennifer'
Nov 08,2018
0 people found
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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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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
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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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