Paddocks offers access to legal advice for property sellers, investors and landlords

Paddocks offers access to legal advice for property sellers, investors and landlords

Private Property South Africa

Investing in property is not without its pitfalls. Any number of glitches can occur during the property transfer process and – as many buy-to-let investors know – tenants can be tricky things to manage.

But help is at hand. Paddocks Private Consulting Service is now available again, offering two types of consulting: fixed-cost private email consulting and traditional private consulting. Adjunct Professor Graham Paddock leads the consulting division and is assisted by Jennifer Paddock and Anton Kelly.

Paddocks has offered consulting in the past in various formats – both face-to-face and private online consultations. From these experiences, and after offering email consulting on an ad hoc basis over the past few months, the company feels that these new formats are a great platform to be able to offer its experts’ considerable knowledge and skill to people from all over South and southern Africa.

Consultations can take many forms. For example, clients can request written legal advice on a specific matter, preparation or review of documents or scheme rules, interpretations of existing laws and regulations, practical legal opinions on disputes, or even private discussions around a community scheme matter. The consultation fee is based on an hourly rate, which differs according to which consulting team member completes the work.

Fixed-cost private email consulting

Paddocks takes your instructions via its online no-obligations request form. The company will quote you a fixed fee that, if accepted, you will need to pay upfront. Paddocks will then deliver the requested work to you within an agreed timeframe by email. It’s efficient, easy and there are no nasty surprises when it comes to the bill. It’s the modern way of legal consulting.

Traditional private consulting

This works by you contacting Paddocks and requesting a face-to-face or telephonic consultation. Paddocks will consult with you and afterwards do any work that you require it to do, sending you the work and billing you for its time afterwards. This is the traditional legal way.

For more information on the newly reformatted consulting service offered by Paddocks please visit or email

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