A Hawaii sublease agreement is a legal contract between a tenant currently renting property (“sublessor”) and a new tenant (“sublessee” or “subtenant”). If your original lease agreement contains a clause that allows you to sublease, or you have obtained written permission from your landlord, you may sublet your Hawaii rental property.
Once permission is granted, the sublessor is responsible until the termination of the original lease. Additionally, rent owed by the subtenant is paid to the tenant who originally signed the lease, and the original tenant remains liable for any damage the subtenant does to the property.
Laws & Requirements
Sublease and Assignment Provision Laws: § 521-37, Hawaii Revised Statutes.
Landlord-Tenant Laws: Chapter 521 of the Hawaii Revised Statutes (Residential Landlord-Tenant Code).
Security Deposit Obligations: The security deposit must be returned within 14 days of the end of the sublease.
Notices: In Hawaii, sublessors must give subtenants five days’ written notice to pay rent or leave. They also need to provide 45 days’ written notice of the intent not to renew the sublease as well as the original lease.
Below, you can download a Hawaii sublease agreement template in PDF and Word format: