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Handling Issues of Habitability


Feb 18, 2021 10:47 AM

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Steve Edrington
President @Edrington and Associates
Steve Edrington is a Certified Property Manager, Certified Commercial Investment Member, Residential Building Code Inspector, and has over 25 years’ experience as a broker, investor, and developer. His company, Edrington & Associates, specializes in accessory dwelling units (ADUs), code enforcement issues, condo conversions, and rent increases as well as providing expert witness testimony for landlord/tenant disputes. Steve has managed over 50 rehabs of single-family homes, condos, and apartment units with extensive experience in condo conversions and accessory dwelling units. He is the former President and Executive Director of the East Bay Rental Housing Association.
Philip Barthman
Senior Building Inspector @Edrington and Associates
Philip has over 20 years of experience as an Alameda County Building Inspector and over 35 years as an electrician. He brings extensive experience in inspection of residential, commercial, and industrial projects to ensure compliance with applicable codes, ordinances, and specifications. He specializes in evaluating illegal units, unsafe dwellings, and conversions of habitable and non-habitable spaces to provide property owners with guidelines for compliance.
Michael McLaughlin
Partner and Attorney at Law @McLaughlin Sanchez LLP
Michael McLaughlin represents landlords in eviction suits and has successfully tried complex unlawful detainer actions before Bay Area juries. With extensive knowledge of real property law, Michael regularly speaks on landlord-tenant topics before real estate groups and financial institutions. As founder of McLaughlin Sanchez, Michael concentrates his practice on representing landlords in disputes with tenants, including negotiating tenant buyout agreements as well as representing property owners who have disputes involving real property. Michael has practiced law for over 17 years and prides himself in developing individually tailored strategies to match each client’s need to obtain the most cost-effective results. He obtained his undergraduate degree from the University of Washington in Seattle and graduated summa cum laude, fifth in his class, from the Seattle University School of Law.