Board of Directors & Owner Guides

The following guides do not contain subsequent law changes, they should only be used as a general source of information and are not intended to be a substitute for a careful reading of the law and the condominium documents. If you have general questions about the law or the information in these guides, you may call the Real Estate Commission’s Condominium Specialists at (808)586-2643. If you have specific questions about a legal issue, you should consult an attorney experienced with condominium issues.

* Updates to Board of Directors & Owners Guide

Since the Condominium Board of Directors and Owner Guides (“Guides) were first published and placed on the Real Estate Branch website in 2009, subsequent changes to the condominium law have rendered certain information in the Guides obsolete.  The changes reported here are limited to updating only the condominium law, Chapter 514B, HRS.  Every effort has been taken to ensure the accuracy and completeness of the information.  There may be changes to other laws, other than Chapter 514B, HRS, that are beyond the scope of the update.  Readers are cautioned to conduct their own research regarding updates to other applicable laws.

Notably, two amendments to Hawaii Revised Statutes (“HRS”) 514B have affected the information provided in the Guides:

  • Administrative hearings through the Office of Administrative Hearings of the DCCA are no longer available for the resolution of condominium disputes as of June 30, 2011, pursuant to Act 9 (2009). Any information in the Guides concerning the availability of administrative hearings is not applicable.
  • Pursuant to Act 182 (2012), HRS § 514B-146 (h), is amended.  The time for which unpaid regular monthly assessments may be collected in a judicial or nonjudicial foreclosure sale is now six months and there is no maximum amount that may be collected within that time frame.