Varsity offers property training

2008-01-24 00:00

The University of Cape Town’s Department of Construction Economics and Management together with Paddocks, a specialist property firm, are offering five scholarships that will enable previously disadvantaged individuals (PDI) from throughout the country to attend a specialist 10-week distance-learning course in the sales of sectional title property.

"With over 200 students having graduated from this course in nine months, there is no doubt that the property industry is becoming more professional," said Professor Graham Paddock, the author and convener of the course.

Many people don’t understand the complexities of sectional title property, which often leads to dissatisfaction after a sale has been completed. Consumers throughout South Africa now have the power to choose a competent real estate agent to assist them in buying or selling their most important investment.

Nomonde Mapetla, the CEO of the Estate Agency Affairs Board, recently called on stakeholders involved in the industry to help in creating an inclusionary industry where PDIs are given a chance to become real estate professionals.

Paddock MD Sam Paddock says that one of the ways to empower the previously disadvantaged is through education, and the course providers are therefore offering five full scholarships for the next course, which begins on February 25. These scholarships cover all tuition fees, courseware and lecture support to the value of R5 000.

The UCT specialist sectional title realtor certificate course is seen as the industry’s benchmark course. The course is offered nationwide.

For more information contact Christina on 021 674 7818 or christina@paddocks.co.za.

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