The Advisory

Community Schemes Specialists

Who We Are

The Advisory is a leading boutique firm specialising exclusively in community schemes law.  Our consultants have the unique distinction of having gained years of hands-on practical experience working as property managers at large managing agencies and specialised legal experience working as legal consultants at Paddocks under the mentorship of Graham Paddock.

How We Work

We value transparency.  That’s why we provide our clients with accurate upfront no-obligation quotations so that you know exactly what you are paying for.  If you wish to make use of our specialised legal services, please send your request to and we will provide you with a no-obligation quotation within 24 hours.

Property Management courses: 

Invest in your professional development with online short courses, and receive a stamped certificate from the University of Cape Town

Paddocks UCT Scheme Manager – Sectional Title online short course

Introduces you to the legal aspects of sectional title property management and equip you to manage property within sectional title schemes.

Paddocks UCT Scheme Manager – Home Owners’ Association online short course

Covers the law relating to HOA’s established as non-profit companies as well as those established as common law associations.

Paddocks UCT Start and Manage a Managing Agency online short course

This course aims to teach you what you need to know to start and manage your own managing agency.

Our Mission

Our mission is to improve all aspects relating to community scheme management by assisting our clients through our extensive practical experience and legal knowledge.

Recent Articles

How to calculate reserve fund contributions

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By Ané de Klerk While most bodies corporate now appear to have a good understanding of what a Maintenance, Repair and Replacement Plan is, what information should be included in…

Is the current CSOS Dispute Resolution Process lawful?

| Community Schemes Ombud Service, Dispute Resolution Management | No Comments
By Auren Freitas dos Santos Originally published on On the 23rd of June 2020, during the early stages of the National COVID-19 Lockdown, the Community Schemes Ombud Service (“CSOS”)…

The smaller the scheme, the bigger the problems!

| Sectional Title Management | No Comments
By Auren Freitas dos Santos In my experience, some of the most costly and antagonistic disputes have involved sectional title schemes consisting of less than four members. The reason why…

Paying for maintenance to exclusive use areas – the proper way

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By Ané de Klerk Originally published on Two of the key subjects of disputes in sectional title schemes are funding maintenance works in the scheme and exclusive use areas.…