Get to know us

Get to know us

We might have a bit of an offbeat name, but our aim is simple: to change your mind about estate agents by giving you the best experience possible.

A bit of background

We begin our tale in Islington, Upper Street (N1) to be specific…

But first, let’s address the elephant in the room: yes, there is a character in Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy named Hotblack Desiato. Yes, they are named after us. No, we didn’t just pull this name out of thin air, it’s actually the last names of our two founders.

Now that’s out of the way, back to our story.

After our successes in Islington, we decided to move further across the North and open a new office in Camden, covering areas like Primrose Hill, Regent’s Park, Hampstead, Euston, Kentish Town and Tufnell Park. Wherever we went, we used our unique and personalised approach to help homeowners, renters and landlords, making sure we treated every case as unique.

The final piece in our puzzle was an office in Highbury park, which gave us more access to Finsbury Park, Highbury, Stroud Green and Lower Holloway. This triumvirate now allows us to cover almost every area in Zone 2 (above the river, obviously), and we’re continuously reminded why this is the best area to be working in London.

As for the future? We’re hoping to expand even further into North London, but staying true to our core of providing an ‘out of this world’ estate agency experience.

The serious stuff

The serious stuff

Though we make a few jokes here and there, we take our responsibility as estate and letting agents very seriously. Which is why 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.

Work for us

Work for us

We’re always on the lookout for any unusual characters to join the Hotblack Desiato team. If you’re thinking ‘I don’t really fit into the estate agent mould’ then you’re exactly the type of person we want. As long as you love people, love the idea of getting to know North London, and wouldn’t be opposed to cycling into work, then you should get in touch. We welcome applicants of all backgrounds, whether you’ve gone to university or not, so why not send us your CV and see where a career with Hotblack Desiato can take you.

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.