The Advisory

Specialist Community Schemes Attorneys

Who We Are

The Advisory is a leading boutique law firm specialising exclusively in community schemes law.  Our attorneys 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 info@theadvisory.co.za 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

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Announcing Paddocks UCT short courses

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By The Advisory Founded by Auren Freitas dos Santos, The Advisory is a property advice law firm specialising in community schemes, such as sectional title complexes and home owners’ associations.…

Four things you should know about the POPI Act

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Originally published on Paddocks The Protection of Personal Information Act (more commonly known as POPI Act) came into operation on 1 July 2020. A grace period of 1 year has…

Compulsory and optional sectional title building insurance

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Originally published on Paddocksblog.com By Auren Freitas dos Santos One of the most important functions of a body corporate is to insure the scheme’s buildings.  This function requires the body…

The chairperson’s casting vote

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Originally published on Paddocks By Ané de Klerk I often get asked whether a chairperson is able to exercise his casting vote at the body corporate’s Annual General Meeting. This…