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

When exactly do levies become due and payable?

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By Auren Freitas dos Santos This is a question which is often overlooked by trustees and owners alike. It is usually assumed that once the members of the body corporate…

Removing a director serving on the board of your Home Owners’ Association

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By Ané de Klerk Originally published on Paddocks Generally speaking, it can be quite difficult to get volunteers to serve on the board of directors of Home Owners’ Associations (HOA’s)…

Returns you must submit on behalf of the HOA – a helpful checklist

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By Ané de Klerk The paperwork involved with managing Home Owners Associations (HOA’s) can be rather overwhelming. Managing a HOA registered as a nonprofit company? The below table can be…

Who let the dogs out? Why trustees can’t say no to service dogs

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By Auren Freitas dos Santos Section 9(4) of the Constitution of South Africa states that a person cannot be discriminated against due to their disability.  Prescribed conduct rule 1(2) was…