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
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:
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.