Highbury Letting Agents

Highbury Letting Agents Hotblack Desiato is located amongst an array of cafés, delis and shops of Highbury Park, opposite the Highbury Clock Tower.

Our letting services

Over the years Hotblack Desiato have gained a reputation as one of the leading letting agents in Highbury. This is not only because of the unbeatable insight we provide to renters and landlords alike, but due to the tailored service we provide to every one of our customers.

The property opportunities in Highbury continue to grow year-on-year and with new developments being constructed all the time, it is becoming one of the places to live in north London. That’s why so many young couples and single professionals look towards the area for properties to rent. Highbury has always been known as place where media and City professionals choose to live, while families on the hunt for long-term rental options find it easy to secure a deal that’s right for them.

We have access to some of the hottest properties in Highbury and are always keen to strike up new longstanding relationships with landlords too. At Hotblack Desiato we never over promise and under deliver, and make sure all of our clients get exactly what they are looking for.

Renting in Highbury

Like nearby Islington, Highbury is highly regarded for the many pubs, bars, restaurants and eateries dotted throughout the region. Anyone who likes a wide variety of cuisine is in for a treat when they move here, with delicious cooking from a number of exotic locations. Fans of art and culture will find amazing galleries and music venues, while the many green spaces available provide a place to escape and relax in your spare time.

The housing stock in Highbury features a host of stunning Georgian townhouses and Victorian architecture. The many pretty garden squares look sensational during the summer and spring and offer plenty of multi-bedroom rental options. Those who prefer more contemporary designs won’t be disappointed as there are a growing number of luxury apartments usually available to let. Highbury is a place where it is easy to be spoilt for choice and we have a number of the latest properties available to view in our portfolio.

Landlord Letting Services in Highbury

Every good relationship is built on trust and that’s a promise we never break when working with new and existing landlords. Whether you have one or multiple properties to let, our letting services in Highbury make the process easy and hassle free.

We serve as the point of contact for all your tenants, dealing with any issues or queries related to the property. Each month you are guaranteed to be paid on time without fail and we will find suitable tenants based on your set criteria. Our team have been helping landlords in Highbury for years and will ensure your property is managed with the ultimate professionalism.

Tenant Renting Services in Highbury

At Hotblack Desiato we understand the rental market can seem daunting given its fast moving nature. We are here to help experienced and first time renters through the entire process to ensure you find the perfect place you can call home.

Your initial deposit will always be held securely with a trusted third party, and we provide you with insight on the property market so you can find the flat, house or apartment you want in record time. Our approach is transparent and open, ensuring you are always aware of the full fees and costs involved in renting with us.

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Highbury Team

Our N5 team boasts collectively many years of experience working in different markets – we’ve been through our share of peaks, troughs; recessions and booms and are specialised at engineering a bespoke strategy to get the best result for the most important person in our business – you!

Born in Canonbury in 1971, I had the pleasure of going to Canonbury school. 26 years later my children followed in my footsteps. When my first child went there I was shocked at how small the hall was and how little the climbing frames were. My primary love (after my wife and four children) is skiing and I spent 6 years as a ski instructor in the French Alps and travelling the world. However, a broken back cut that career short. I started in estate agency in 1995, joining Hotblack Desiato in 1998 with partnership following in 2003. I ski as often as having 4 children allows me and I have a passion for architecture/ design and sailing.

Hello, I’m Alasdair. I was born in Paddington, then lived on the other side of the world for a bit, then came back here. Went to University, then moved to Oxford to run pubs and play records in nightclubs. Once this became undignified, I started selling houses. Ended up working in the franchise side of an agency, with branches from Leeds to Bristol to London and back again. I’m not much of a fan of driving though, so came back to the roost here in N5 where I manage the Highbury branch – delighted that I did as well. I can do all my appointments on a bike – that’s me, on the black and orange Brompton.

Originally from the West Country, my love for the finer things in life (especially food) started at a young age. This lead me into the world of cheffing, something I pursued in Bristol and Brighton for the next 7 years. After too many years of working in windowless kitchens and unsociable hours I decided to change paths and look for a job where I saw the sun and got to meet people. Hotblack Desiato it was, starting out as lettings negotiator I soon progressed to a senior lettings negotiator in the Highbury office and four years later moved onto managing the Camden lettings department. I now find myself back in Highbury managing  the excellent team here; we seem to constantly get good reviews so I guess we are doing something right!

I have lived in Highbury since 1995 and North London for my whole life. After spending 27 years in the City, I switched careers and joined Hotblack Desiato as a Sales Negotiator in 2016. After working for 18 months in the Islington office I have moved to the Highbury office, and now have an 8 minute walk from home to work! One of the benefits of being a local agent living in the area that I work is that I can justify going to the local hostelries in the evening in the name of research (Well that’s what I tell my partner). My children all went to local schools and have now gone on to further education, so now I have a little more time to indulge in my passion for local history and I also have a keen interest in cycling, both road and touring. Every other weekend I like to torture myself by watching Arsenal play, although having been a season ticket holder for over 30 years you would think that I’d know better!

Highbury Office Location

The beauty of our Highbury Lettings Agents branch is that it is unique in being the only agent on Highbury Barn – complemented by a wide array of shops, boutiques and delis. Just across the road from Highbury Fields, we cater for an affluent-set and are very much ‘embedded’ in the community. Indeed, it is often the case that former and existing clients pop in for coffee, even to change nappies.

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