Letting Service Only

Covering all of North London including Highbury, Camden, Islington, Clerkenwell, Angel and Kentish Town

The Tenancy

The Hotblack Desiato team follow 5 steps during this stage:

  • Tenant viewings: We arrange regular property viewings for prospective tenants which enables us to identify suitable candidates that match your criteria.
  • Tenancy negotiation: Full terms for the pending tenancy will be negotiated with the tenant on your behalf, ensuring all legal requirements are met and you are satisfied with the final agreement.
  • Reference checks: Full credit, reference and ID checks are conducted to verify the suitability of the prospective tenant. This involves using external agencies to check their credit history, contacting employers for salary verification, previous landlords to confirm previous addresses and Right to Rent checks that prove they are eligible to legally rent in the UK.
  • Final tenancy agreement: Once the initial stages have been passed satisfactorily and you wish to accept the offer in full, we draft the full tenancy agreement containing the full terms of the agreement – you are able to check the final document before it is sent to the tenant.
  • Deposit management: We collect and transfer the tenant’s deposit and place it into a verified Government-backed scheme, or alternatively, transfer it to you to do so instead.

The Inventory

Before the tenant moves into the property, we arrange for the inventory to be prepared and checked by an independent inventory clerk. The tenant is also encouraged to be present for this part of the process before it is signed off. This verifies the condition of all furnishes, fixtures and fittings before the tenancy begins and is referred to again at the end of the tenancy to compare the condition of the listed items for potential damage claims.

Renewing the Tenancy

Three months before the original tenancy is due to expire we will request if you want to extend the terms and arrange relevant documentation, or:

  • Negotiate terms for a new tenancy in-line with current market conditions.
  • Request the tenant leaves the property by serving notice as per the agreement terms.

Full Terms and Conditions are available upon request.

Gino from Hotblack Desiato made our experience of finding and renting our flat seamless and actually enjoyable...that's rare! He communicated well with us, and has continued be in touch. He has a personable and honest approach, and I would highly recommen ... Read More

Jo Scholar

I loved working with brilliant Saskia. She found me the perfect home and was so supportive during the process. I couldn't recommend her more highly.

Alice B

Great service from Saskia and Alasdair. Highly recommend

Bryan Martin

We have used Hotblack desiato twice now to rent out our flat. Both times we have received an excellent service and the process ran smoothly. A big thank you to Daniel and Gino in particular.

Colyn Weaver

Had the pleasure of working with Nina who made a difficult process much easier and with great sympathy and understanding. Would recommend.

Charles Baloche

Shoutout to Diriye at Hotblack who was extremely helpful in us finding our flat. Made a stressful process very easy. Fantastic communication and felt like they actually cared about us getting into our place. Fire your current estate agent right now and ca ... Read More

Brett Renken

Alasdair and the Sales team handled our sale with patience and professionalism throughout. The listing and viewings process was great and we felt we were getting strong viewings and feedback in a very difficult market. Alasdair went above and beyond to ... Read More

Paul Budd

Alasdair at Hotblack Desiato was incredibly helpful through the whole process as I bought my flat. As a first time buyer I really appreciated having someone able to explain each step without all the jargon. He checked in regularly to make sure the legal s ... Read More

Kathryn Jones

Very happy with Hotblack's service - Daniel is extremely effective at following up any issues, and always helpful

Anthony Wilson

Contact us

If you’re a landlord in North London and would like to know more about our letting service only, contact a member of our expert lettings team today using the details below. We will be happy to provide further information and answer any questions you may have.

Islington Letting Agent – 020 7226 0160
Highbury Letting Agent – 020 7288 9696
Camden Letting Agent – 020 7482 2894

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