Online Short Course
Scheme Manager – Home Owners’ Association
15 January 2024
15 January 2024
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With the number of gated villages and other kinds of home owners’ associations increasing daily in South Africa, managing these schemes is a good career development strategy for existing and prospective property managers.
This 10-week part-time course presented online covers the law relating to home owners’ associations established as non-profit companies as well as those established as common law associations. The course material delves into all areas of HOA management, from the design and formation of an HOA, its governance documentation, members, meetings and decision-making, right through to termination.
Compiled by Graham Paddock, this is the only specialised course in home owners’ association management offered in South Africa.
Anyone involved in the management of HOAs, and particularly those who render management services to HOAs, including managing agents, portfolio managers, estate managers, directors, chairpersons, estate agents, scheme auditors and accountants, attorneys, dispute resolution service providers and trustees.
Jennifer Paddock obtained her LLB degree at UCT, did her articles and qualified as an attorney at Paddocks, where she consulted, taught a number of the Paddocks’ training courses, and then took on the role of Legal Practice Manager. She then worked as a strata title managing agent, after which she re-qualified as an Australian solicitor through the University of New England in New South Wales, where she graduated at the top of her class. She gained substantial transferable experience working for a law firm based in Sydney and specialising in strata title scheme management before returning to Cape Town and re-joining Paddocks where she is now a director.
Graham Paddock obtained his BA LLB degree at the University of Cape Town and has been a sectional title specialist lawyer since 1980. He is an admitted attorney, notary and conveyancer who lectured candidate conveyancers for the Law Society of South Africa and was an adjunct Professor at UCT for ten years. He taught Real Property, Sectional Title and Community Scheme law to undergraduate and postgraduate students part-time. Graham was the lead consultant to the government in researching and drafting the Sectional Titles Schemes Management Act and its regulations, including the prescribed management and conduct rules, the Community Schemes Ombud Service Act and the 2016 amendments to the Sectional Titles Act. He is the founder of Paddocks, a law and training firm specialising in community scheme management and the author of numerous books and training courses available at paddocks.co.za.