About the Course

The course material delves into all areas of home owners’ association management, from the design and formation of an HOA, its governance documentation, members, meetings and decision-making, right through to termination. All the law relating to home owners’ associations established as non-profit companies as well as those established as common law associations is covered.

Course runs from 15 Jan 2024 (8 weeks)
Home Owner's Association

Who should attend

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. Gated villages and many other kinds of home owners’ associations are increasing daily in South Africa. Managing these schemes is a good career development strategy for existing and prospective property managers.
Home Owners' Association Course Students

What's Included?

An immersive online learning experience with everything you need to succeed:

  • Comprehensive course material covering all the law that applies to home owners’ associations, including the design/formation of an HOA, governance documentation, members, meetings, decision making and termination.

  • Answers to frequently asked questions and extensive real-life Q&A from Paddocks Club plus anonymised and insightful case studies from over 40 years of consulting

  • Live coaching sessions to ask your questions and have them answered in real time.

  • Proactive and individual support via the discussion forum Monday-Friday by the Paddocks attorneys

  • Complimentary navigator access to Paddocks Club for the duration of the course. Paddocks Club is a subscription based platform providing a wealth of information across all aspects of HOA and Sectional Title, including thousands of relevant questions with expert legal answers.

  • A printable Paddocks Certificate and email signature icon to showcase your qualification and credibility (for those who pass the course assessments)

Need for the course

The management of home owners’ associations (HOAs), whether they are established as non-profit companies or common law associations, is a complex task that requires an overall understanding of the South African legal system, the role of HOAs generally, an understanding of the applicable governance documents and, in most cases, a knowledge of the applicable provisions of the Companies Act. A failure to know and apply the legal requirements for scheme governance may involve serious consequences, particularly for professional managing agents. Compiled by Professor Graham Paddock, this is the only specialised course in home owners’ association management offered in South Africa.


“I would just like to say, that this has been awesome, the course is well generated, and anyone working in this Property Management industry, Estate Managers, Caretakers or Trustees will definitely benefit from this course”

- S Nkachela

“In my opinion it was an excellent course. ”

- Z Steenkamp

“Thanks for a great course - I have gained far more than what I expected! ”

K Naude

“Very informative course which can be immediately and effectively applied in the workplace. ”

J Smith

Clarity on the law. Confidence in your decisions. Professional credibility.

Course starts 15 Jan - don't miss out

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Meet Your Instructors

Jennifer Paddock

Jennifer Paddock obtained her LLB degree at UCT and did her articles 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 valuable transferable experience working for a specialist strata title law firm based in Sydney before returning to Cape Town and re-joining Paddocks.

Adj. Prof. Graham Paddock

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.

Future-proof yourself

Gated villages and many other kinds of home owners’ associations are increasing daily in South Africa. Managing these schemes is a good career development strategy for existing and prospective property managers.


  • How much does it cost?

    Only R7 500 when you save R2000 with the Early Bird Discount: (payable before 15 Dec 2023) Standard price: R9 500 (payable from from 15 Dec). Please note: this course is already R3000 cheaper than previous years.

  • Do you offer a payment plan?

    Yes. Please contact us for further details and to set up your payment plan.

  • Can I complete the course while still working full time?

    Yes, the course is designed to be flexible around the schedule of working professionals. You have 1 week to complete each module, and each module will require approx 5 hours of work per week (ie 1 hour a day for 5 days each week).

  • What qualification will I receive?

    Students who obtain an average mark of 50% or more for all of the module assessments will receive a digital printable certificate as well as an email signature icon which can be used to showcase your Home Owners’ Association Scheme Manager qualification.

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