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

Property renovations

When it comes to luxury – old habits die hard

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By Ané de Klerk Einstein famously said: “the only source of knowledge is experience” and while I have the greatest respect for the historical figure, I have to respectfully disagree…
Community Schemes Ombud Service (CSOS) article

Why you should think twice before bypassing the CSOS dispute resolution procedures

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Originally published on Paddocks By Auren Freitas dos Santos On 01 June 2021, the High Court (Western Cape Division, Cape Town), delivered a judgment in respect of an urgent application…

Why CSOS is the most cost effective way to collect outstanding levies

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By Auren Freitas dos Santos On 27 May 2020, I drafted an article for the Paddocks Press: Volume 15, Issue 5, explaining how community schemes can maximise the chances of…

Who is responsible to ensure body corporate compliance with relevant legislation?

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Originally published on Paddocks By Ané de Klerk When engaging with the students on our Paddocks UCT Scheme Manager - Sectional Title short course online forum recently, I noted the…