A Hawaii lease agreement creates a binding relationship between you (the landlord) and your tenant. You agree to rent all (or some of) your property for a fee, and in return, the tenant agrees to the terms and conditions you lay out in the document.
Landlord-tenant laws mandate that landlords add specific details in their lease agreements, such as names and addresses of the parties, information about the premises, any known health hazards or risks, as well as rent specifics.
Required Lease Disclosures
Hawaii has specific regulations for landlords and tenants entering a lease agreement, as outlined in Hawaii Revised Statutes, Division 3, Title 28, Chapter 521. Some major disclosures are as follows:
- Lead-based paint disclosure – For rental properties built before 1978.
- The tenant must be informed about the names and addresses of the parties involved in managing the premises (§ 521-43).
- The landlord has to provide the tenant with a property condition form that includes an evaluation of the unit and its appliances (§ 521-42).
A landlord may charge up to one month’s rent for a security deposit. The deposit must be returned to the tenant within 14 days of the end of the lease (§ 521-44).
Landlord Right of Entry
Landlords must provide tenants two days’ advance notice before entering the rental property (§ 521-53).
Below you can download a Hawaii residential lease agreement template in PDF or Word format.