About us

About us

Hotblack Desiato are one of North London’s most established estate and letting agencies with offices in Islington, Camden and Highbury. We’re ideally positioned to help sellers, homebuyers, landlords and tenants find the perfect property.

Our story

Hotblack Desiato have been in operation for over 40 years. Our first office was in Upper Street (N1) in Islington, and over the years, we’ve grown to accommodate the needs of our clients.

After the success of our first office, we opened a second in Camden (NW1). This meant we could help homebuyers, sellers and tenants in areas like Primrose Hill, Regent’s Park, Hampstead, Euston, Kentish Town and Tufnell Park. Finally, we expanded our company to Highbury Park (N5), offering property services in Finsbury Park, Highbury, Stroud Green and Lower Holloway.

Now, we’re proud to say that we cover almost every area in Zone 2 that’s north of the river and east of Edgware Road – and our team continue to enjoy working with clients from a variety of different areas, with diverse requirements. Our company name often raises a smile, thanks to Douglas Adams using it in his cult novel, The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy. Indeed, we take pride in providing an ‘out of this world’ estate agency experience, and have always striven not just to meet, but exceed expectations.

Our Services


If you want to sell your property in North London, it’s important to market it well. We cover all aspects of the marketing; from providing professional images and floorplans of your home, to ensuring its promoted on the right property platforms and social media. Likewise, if you’re searching for a new home, we’re here to support you every step of the way, and answer any questions you might have about the local area.


We represent numerous landlords across North London, helping them to get their properties ready for letting, and finding them the perfect tenants as quickly as possible. We’re also here to help tenants find a great home that matches their budget.

Property Management

We offer a comprehensive property management service for landlords in North London, regardless of whether you have a single property or an extensive portfolio. We’ll take care of inspections, arranging contracts, sourcing tenants, collecting rent, handling tenant queries, and much more.

Our accreditations

Our accreditations

We take our responsibility as estate and letting agents very seriously, and always aim to deliver an excellent service to our clients. We’ve got an extensive range of accreditations to our name, and are members of various professional bodies. These include:

  • The Property Ombudsman – this organisation handles disputes between consumers and agents.
  • ARLA / NAEA Propertymark ­– this professional organisation protects the rights of tenants and homebuyers.
  • Safe Agent – this is the best-known accreditation scheme for agents in the UK.
  • NFOPP – this awards specialist qualifications in the industry.
  • The Tenancy Deposit Scheme (TDS) – this protects tenant deposits, in accordance with the law.



Hotblack Desiato are always on the hunt for new talent. Our team is full of enthusiastic, energetic, articulate agents, who love being part of a forward-thinking company. If you’re a university graduate (or have the relevant qualifications), and you’d like to be a sales negotiator or letting agent, click the button below to send us your CV. We welcome applicants from all backgrounds, and actively promote a prejudice-free working environment.

Hotblack Desiato are a goup of limited companies registered in England. Here are the registered addresses and company numbers.

Hotblack & Co LTD – 00527648 – Islington Office, 314 Upper Street, London N1 2XQ
Hotblack Desiato LTD – 002725313 – Camden Office, 67 Parkway, London NW1 7PP
Hotblack Desiato (Highbury) LTD – 05418085– Highbury Office, 2-4 Highbury Park, London N5
Hotblack Desiato (Lettings) LTD – 03032178– All lettings are managed through this company.