Does the Condo Law Require Condominium Associations to have a Managing Agent?
There is no section within Chapter 514B, HRS, that requires an association of unit owners (AOUO) to have or hire a third party managing agent. However, should the declaration or bylaws of a project require a managing agent, then the AOUO would be mandated to follow the governing documents and have a managing agent. Declarations and bylaws may be amended to either add or remove any requirement for a managing agent pursuant to §§514B-32(a)(11), 108(e), and 109(d), HRS.
Large numbers of condominium projects of varying sizes in Hawaii self manage.