About Us

modus vivendi
[New Latin modus vivendi : Latin modus, mode, Latin vivendi, genitive sing. gerund of vivere, to live]. A way of living or of getting along.
is the Latin term meaning house or home. In ancient Rome, these structures were occupied by the wealthy and middle class freedmen during the Republican and Imperial eras. They could be found in almost all the major cities throughout the Roman territories.

The founder and CEO of Domus Vivendi, Massimo Malavasi, has dealt in property for over 20 years in both residential and commercial sectors. He has over 25 years experience in running companies dealing both in the UK and abroad. As a previous winner of a Queen's Award for Export he knows the importance of attention to detail. He specializes in all areas of property: acquisitions, lettings, refurbishments, sales and management in prestigious areas of central, west and south London as well as Europe. In 2010, he set up his own consultancy, Domus Vivendi, to offer a comprehensive package combining a unique, dynamic and personalized philosophy on property.

Massimo has built a formidable range of contacts with many leading estate agents, property developers, architects and builders, affording him a privileged and unbiased view of the central London and certain international markets. His network of professional advisors enables him to tackle any issues arising through the property transaction process.

Massimo's experience in dealing with clients from around the world is made easier since he speaks English, Italian, French and some Spanish. His deep knowledge of London, Europe and other parts of the world, through years of extensive travelling, have helped shape his global outlook and has assisted him in building a reputation for open mindedness, honesty and a willingness to secure excellent deals for his portfolio of clients from around the world.

The locations he knows exceedingly well are the prime central London property areas: the Boroughs of Camden, Hammersmith & Fulham, Islington, Kensington & Chelsea, Wandsworth and Westminster.


Why register with us?

By registering with Domus Vivendi you are guaranteed access to the most comprehensive range of properties on the market through our extensive network of estate agents and properties

  • One registration - no need to sign up with other agents
  • Previewing and researching the best properties to save you time
  • Access to off market properties
  • Longstanding relationships with estate agents helps having your offer accepted
  • Expert advice on price and market trends
  • Experience in dealing with properties of all values
  • Dealing with surveyors, estate agents and solicitors on your behalf
  • Assurance of confidentiality and transparency


"In a real estate man's eye, the most expensive part of the city is where he has a house to sell"
Will Rodgers