Hawaii Landlord Tenant Handbook

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This handbook highlights the Hawaii Residential Landlord Tenant code and is designed to be useful for frequently asked questions for Hawaii residents.

Document Last Modified: 5/10/2023

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The Landlord and Tenant Relationship and Rights

Whether the individual is renting or leasing a property or are the one managing the property and acting as the landlord, navigating the responsibilities and rights can be complicated. The Hawaii Landlord Tenant Handbook has been designed to provide all the information that may be needed in general and for various common situations that might arise.

Both parties can take advantage of the information in this handbook to get the most out of the leasing experience. This handbook includes the important information ranging from the Hawaii Residential Landlord Tenant Code to frequently asked questions and the answers.

Why This Handbook Is So Good

Rather than reading the very stale laws and regulations, reliable information can be sourced in this more interesting and easy-to-read guide. What makes this handbook so straightforward for landlords and tenants to use is the layout of the information. There is an index at the beginning to help landlords and tenants quickly get to the information they are seeking.

The Eviction Process

One of the most popular reasons for using this guide is to get answers to questions about the eviction process. This handbook will help landlords and tenants systematically understand what will happen and what the consequences are for not complying with a notice or time restrictions.

    The process is generally as follows:
  • The lease agreement is broken.
  • The landlord gives the tenant notice that they need to vacate the property within a set period of time.
  • The tenant either leaves or faces eviction from the landlord.
  • After the tenant has been given the chance to leave and has not complied with this demand or cured their violation than the landlord may proceed with an eviction.
  • There will be a court hearing to examine the case.

Depending on the reason for terminating the tenancy agreement, this process can be altered. Landlords and tenants should use the information in the handbook to understand their situation specifically.

More Information

Landlords and tenants can find more information about leasing in general and information specific to evictions by reading the articles written by the experts at EZ Landlord Forms Here:

If a landlord or tenant is interested in reading the specific Hawaii laws then they can always visit: http://portal.hud.gov

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