I Live in a Cooperative/Community/Homeowners Association Does the Condominium Law Apply to My Association?

HRS chapters 514A or 514B only governs property submitted to the Condominium Property Act and are technically referred to as “Association of Unit Owners.”

HRS chapter 421J governs planned community associations and HRS chapter 421I governs cooperatives. There is no government agency charged with oversight or responsibility of HRS Chapters 421J or 421I.  The project documents, which you received when you purchased your unit, will indicate whether or not your unit is part of a condominium property regime.  Alternative dispute resolution options of mediation or arbitration are nonetheless available for those not residing in a condominium association, as is consultation with a private attorney.

Revised 8/16/18