Thinking Inside the Box

A Paddocks Sectional Title Lifestyle Blog


Welcome to Thinking Inside the Box

Living or working in a community scheme can be daunting. We understand. The legislation is complex and many people feel disempowered through not knowing enough about it … we are here to help!

Created by Jennifer Paddock, and driven by the team at Paddocks, this blog is here to inform, teach and delight you on all things community scheme management. We ultimately hope that the information we provide here will empower owners, trustees and chairpersons involved in community schemes, through better understanding their rights and duties, helping them to increase the value of their properties and create harmonious relations with their neighbours.

What do we do and more importantly, what can we do for you?

Paddocks is a specialist sectional title and home owners’ association firm that provides a range of products and services to anyone professionally or personally involved in these schemes.

Our online short courses:

Our workshops:

Our corporate training:

Our support services:

  • Paddocks Club is a sectional title and community scheme training initiative headed by Adjunct Prof Graham Paddock. It is an exclusive ongoing learning community driven by personalised support and coaching.
  • Private Consulting is a service that provides bespoke expert advice, opinions and drafting, relevant to your particular community scheme issue by Prof. Graham Paddock, Anton Kelly, Dr Carryn Melissa Durham or Zerlinda van der Merwe.

Our books:

Our freebies:

  • Paddocks Press with over 10,000 subscribers, this is a free monthly digital newsletter published to educate and update the sectional title and HOA community.
  • Sectional Titles Online provides a platform for sectional title-related questions to be discussed by members of the sectional title community.

Who are we?

Paddocks is a specialist sectional title and home owners’ association firm based in Cape Town. It is lead by expert community scheme attorney and Adjunct Professor Graham Paddock who is an authority on the subject of sectional titles and other community schemes having specialised in this area for over 40 years. Graham is the head legal adviser to the government Department of Human Settlements in the overhaul of the sectional title legislation. He has been the lead consultant to the DHS in the drafting of the pending Sectional Titles Scheme Management Act as well as the Community Schemes Ombudsmen Service Act.

Graham is assisted by specialist teacher and consultant Anton Kelly, who has trained under Graham for over 10 years as well as highly qualified admitted Attorneys, Dr Carryn Melissa Durham and Zerlinda van der Merwe.

Paddocks is further driven by a team of passionate people with extensive skills in education, marketing and information technology.

For more information, contact us on or call +27(0) 21 686 3950

All articles are published under the Creative Commons Attribution licence.


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