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Islington Letting Agents

Islington Letting Agents Hotblack Desiato are one of the oldest and most established in Islington. We are perfectly placed on Upper Street, between Gaskin Street and Islington Green.

Our Letting Services

Our knowledge and experience of dealing with rental properties in Islington makes Hotblack Desiato the best choice for anyone looking for a new place to live, and for landlords searching for a reliable, long term partner agent.

Positioned in Upper Street in the heart of Islington, we are uniquely placed to find the best properties in the area. Islington remains one of the most sought after places to live in London and has a vibrant and welcoming community. This includes everyone from students, professionals, families and creatives, all helping to create an eclectic mix of lifestyles and cultures.

We have a team of dedicated professionals who provide a service based on your individual situation, before finding the best property solution available on the market. No matter the budget you are working to when looking for a place to rent, we give you the inside track on unbeatable deals right across Islington.

Renting in Islington

The Victorian and Georgian terraced houses in Islington are just one of the reasons why so many people are eager to live in the area. Many of these have been converted into sizeable flats and apartments that suit young professionals. Similarly, the industrial/warehouse conversions prove to be just as attractive. Families will also find plenty of options to choose from with a large number of beautiful 2-6 bedroom houses always on offer.

Islington has fantastic transport links to the City, including bus, tube and overground, while the variety of entertainment offered in the many restaurants, cafés and bars is admired right across the capital. When you add in the shopping available in Angel Shopping centre and Camden Passage, along with the plentiful green spaces, Islington sells all of its best features itself.

Landlord Letting Services in Islington

Landlords in Islington looking to let their properties are guaranteed annual rental income every month, with payments always arriving on time. We never charge commissions or add on hidden costs because we believe in being honest and professional in everything we do.

You don’t have to worry about dealing with tenant’s enquiries, questions or complaints and we will perform regular maintenance management and property inspections. We deal with all of the stress and hassle that comes with renting out a property, and all you have to do is collect your money at the end of the month.

Tenant Renting Services in Islington

Whether you are renting your first property, moving into Islington, or searching for a new property in the area, we’ve got you covered. Our team can provide all the guidance you need from helping you set a budget limit, to getting all the paperwork processed and out of the way. We believe in making this as easy as possible for all our tenants and are always on hand to answer your questions.

Your deposit will be held in a secure tenancy deposit protection scheme so you know your initial payment is always with a trusted and reliable third party. We’ll line-up a host of fantastic properties for you to view, allowing you to keep ahead of the rest in this competitive rental market.


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Islington Team

Aside from our superstar lettings teams, we then have our large dedicated management team looking after all shapes and styles of property from studio flats, through to the management of entire mews and blocks of flats. We also have our new homes and investment department advising on all types of development opportunities.

I became partners with Geoff Hotblack in 1981; our ‘divorce’ in 1986 was friendly and I bought his half back in 1998 when he retired to his guns, cars and the country. I have worked in Islington on and off since 1976 and sold my first house in Theberton Street for £26,000! Remarkably HD is the oldest agent left in Islington now; many having been swallowed up by the larger and flashier types. Being the company insomniac, I am usually in the office at 7am but leave early to go running or to the gym. Pleasures outside include watching lots of sport and enjoying the achievements of our 4 grown up children.

I have spent the majority of my life living in various parts of Islington. I started at the firm over 25 years ago as a trainee under the tutorage of Geoffrey Hotblack and I rose to partnership in 1998. I opened the Highbury office in 2006 and ran that before handing it over to Alasdair.  I now look after new business, working with developers and contractors which I am finding pleasantly challenging. To unwind, I get out my bike and go cycling – my colleagues call me a MAMIL – grossly unfair!  I organise the Hotblack bike rides which are a great way for us all to get to know each other out of the office and keep fit too!

Originally from Manchester, I came to London in 1985 and cut my teeth on the London market on Upper Street in Islington. I joined Hotblack Desiato in 1987 and became a Director in the early 1990’s. I headed up the sales team in Camden Town for the past twenty-something years and have gone full circle as I have now moved to the Islington office and back to the area I first started at all those years ago. I look forward to the challenge of working in the competitive environment of Upper Street, which has changed more than just a bit since 1985! Even after all these years I still get a buzz from the business, whether gaining an instruction, the cut and thrust of negotiation or successfully concluding a sale. I have made many friends of buyers and sellers over the years and have a great affinity with the area. We are often privileged and trusted to be let into the lives of high profile clients, celebrities and their families who appreciate our friendly yet discreet and professional approach, which is an aspect of the job which I particularly enjoy. I am married to Marion and have 2 sons. I am a keen golfer and lifelong supporter of Manchester City – a true test of character for anyone, though it has become a little easier in recent years!

Islington born and bred, I have worked for Hotblack Desiato since 2008. I have a very sporting background in that I used to play for Leyton Orient and Arsenal and for three years was a professional tennis coach so I am not entirely sure why I chose to be an estate agent but hey ho – maybe it was the free car. After working as a lettings negotiator here at Hotblack Desiato for a few years, I learnt enough to be promoted to lettings manager.  I am really enjoying the challenge and I have a great team of negotiators so looks like I will be here for a while!

Islington Office Location

Lucky to be located on the busiest and most bustling streets in Islington, our Upper Street branch has lovely open views along Theberton Street, where there is a surprising amount of greenery. A beautifully designed office with a big open plan space at the front to meet and greet our clients; all set behind our award winning window display.

 

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