Meet The Team

of Community Scheme Specialists

About Us

At The Advisory, our ability to help solve clients’ most ‘complex’ community scheme issues is distinct.
We deliver specialised practical legal advice to help our clients navigate the various aspects of community living.


Auren Freitas dos Santos – Founder and Director

Auren is an admitted Attorney of the High Court who obtained his LLB from the University of North West and then his LLM from ISDE in Madrid, Spain. After gaining invaluable practical experience as a Portfolio Manager at a leading managing agency he became one of Paddocks’ principal attorneys. Auren then founded The Advisory, where he is currently a Director and the lead consultant


Ané de Klerk – Director

Ané is an admitted Attorney of the High Court who obtained her BA LLB from the University of Stellenbosch. After gaining invaluable practical experience as a Portfolio Manager at a leading managing agency she became one of Paddocks’ principal attorneys. Over the past couple of years, she has shifted her focus to legal education, presenting seminars and guest lecturing at the University of Cape Town. Today, her main focus is the presentation of the Paddocks/University of Cape Town online short courses.


Tim Gliddon – Chief Operating Officer

Tim has many years worth of sales and marketing experience, both in the retail and the community scheme law and training sectors. In addition, he has 5-years’ experience as a trustee and chairperson in a sectional title scheme in Cape Town.

Clients We Work With

Managing Agents
Property Owners and Property Investors
Trustees & Directors
Bodies Corporate
Home Owners’ Associations
Property Developers

Legal Advice We Offer

If you are involved in a community scheme, we are able to provide specialised practical legal advice on the following core issues of community scheme management:

Financial Management


  • Insurance
  • Administrative and reserve fund contributions
  • 10 year maintenance, repair and replacement plans
  • Debt collection.

Administrative Management


  • Reviewing and drafting of constitution and, management and conduct rules
  • Lodging governance documentation with the Community Schemes Ombud Service
  • Access to information applications
  • Drafting of resolutions
  • Drafting management agreements for managing agents.

Physical Management


  • Alterations and improvements to common property
  • Sale and lease of common property
  • Exclusive use areas
  • Extensions of sections and schemes
  • Maintenance and repair of common property.

People Management


  • Trustee and owners meetings
  • Neighbour disputes
  • Regulating and managing the use and enjoyment of sections and common property
  • Nuisance and disturbance issues
  • Appointing agents and employees.

Dispute Resolution Management


  • Internal dispute resolution mechanisms
  • Alternative dispute resolution mechanisms like private arbitrations and mediations
  • CSOS conciliations and adjudications.