Landlord Tenant Information

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Read More What Should I Do If I have a Landlord/Tenant Problem? If you have a residential landlord/tenant problem, there are a number of things you can do: Call the Landlord/Tenant Information Center at 586-2634. Center staff can provide you with information about Hawaii’s Residential Landlord/Tenant Code. The Landlord/Tenant Information Center operates from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon, Mondays thru Fridays, except on state holidays. Get ...
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Read More Abandoned Items Left in the Unit When a tenant abandons his or her possessions in a dwelling unit, the landlord must make a determination of property that has value and property without value. The landlord must do this in good faith. For property without any value, Hawaii law allows the landlord to dispose of the property. For property with value, ...
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Termination

Posted on Apr 1, 2013 in Landlord Tenant Information, OCP

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Read More Termination When the landlord or tenant wants to terminate the rental agreement, they must know the type of rental agreement that they have, whether it’s a week-to-week or month-to-month tenancy or a fixed lease for a fixed period of time. Each type of rental agreement has a different termination notice requirement by law. However, for ...
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Read More Lockouts & Turning Off Utilities Hawaii law strictly prohibits the landlord from taking part in any self-help activities in order to remove the tenant from the dwelling unit after the termination of the rental agreement. One form of self-help activitiy is a lockout. A lockout is considered as an act of preventing the tenant from entering the dwelling ...
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Read More Failure to Pay Rent The Residential Landlord/Tenant Code states that the rent shall be paid at the time and place agreed to by the landlord and the tenant. The law does not provide the tenant a grace period for late rent payments. If the tenant does not pay all or part of the rent on the agreed due ...
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Read More Repairs to a Unit By law, the landlord is obligated to make repairs due to normal wear and tear or perform any maintenance required, as time goes by. In all repair cases, the landlord has a good faith requirement to start the repairs as soon as possible. However, Hawaii law also states that the tenant is responsible to ...
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Read More Access to a Unit Under Hawaii law, the landlord has the right to enter the rental unit in order to inspect the premises, make necessary or agreed repairs, decorations, alterations or improvements. The landlord can also enter the unit to supply services as needed and exhibit the dwelling to prospective buyers and tenants. However, before the landlord enters ...
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Read More Security Deposit The security deposit is monies paid by or for the tenant. It cannot exceed one month’s rent and it could include other deposits, such as key or pet deposits. The landlord can use the security deposit for unpaid rent, failure to return keys, cleaning costs if the tenant did not leave the unit in ...
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Read More Landlord/Tenant Code Handbook The Hawaii Residential Landlord/Tenant Code Handbook is published by the State of Hawaii, Office of Consumer Protection. If you wish to purchase a copy of the handbook, it is available at the Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs in the King Kalakaua Building at 335 Merchant Street in the Cashier’s office on the ...
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