Hawaii Rental Lease Agreement Templates

The Hawaii rental agreements are valid for use on any of the islands for a residential or commercial property owner “(landlord”) and a lessee (“tenant”). Before authorizing the lease agreement, the landlord will most commonly decide to review the tenant’s employment, income, and credit through the rental application. Upon approval by the landlord, the tenant will be issued a written lease filled-in with the agreed upon details and access will be granted to the premises after signature and the deposits (if any) are made.

Form Description Types

Hawaii Residential Lease Agreement

The Hawaii one (1) year residential lease agreement is a contract for tenants seeking a long or fixed-term deal. The tenant, or lessee, will be required to make a monthly payment to the landlord in an amount to be negotiated…Read more ›

Hawaii Rental Application

The Hawaii rental application is the only way for a landlord to verify the background, employment, income, credit report, and past rental history of the tenant before signing a binding lease agreement. The form may contain a non-refundable fee that…Read more ›

Hawaii Sublease Agreement

The Hawaii sublease agreement is a contract between a tenant (Sublessor) that is under a fixed term lease agreement (most commonly) and an individual (Sublessee) looking to rent the same property from the original tenant. The sublessor must make sure…Read more ›

Hawaii Month to Month Rental Agreement

The Hawaii month to month rental agreement is a short term lease that allows the landlord and tenant to come to terms over an arrangement that renews every thirty (30) days. The landlord should exercise the same caution when renting…Read more ›

Hawaii Commercial Lease Agreement

The Hawaii Commercial Lease Agreement is a rental contract for landlords that permits the use of a business tenant occupying retail, office, or industrial related property or space for monthly payment. The landlord will likely perform a lookup of the…Read more ›

Required Disclosures

Agent/Landlord Identification

 The landlord, or person assigned to receive notices, must be fully disclosed in the agreement including their name, address, and telephone number(s).

Lead Based Paint

Required by the EPA (federal law). Download > Lead Base Paint Disclosure Form

Move-in Checklist

If the landlord decides to collect a Security Deposit, the tenant is required to fill-in a move-in checklist that details any existing maintenance needed before starting the lease. This is used to help determine any new damage (if any) at the end of the rental term so that any prior repairs do not get falsely billed to the tenant. Download > Move-in Checklist

Tax Excise Number

The landlord must issue their tax excise number in the agreement for the option of the tenant to apply for any low-income tax credit.

Hawaii Rental Laws

Security Deposit Maximum

The landlord may accept one (1) months’ rent for the Security Deposit. If the tenant has a pet of any kind, the landlord may choose to collect up to two (2) months’ rent.

Returning Security Deposit

The landlord must return the Security Deposit back to the tenant within fourteen days after the lease end date or upon vacating the property, whichever is later.

Access to the Premises

The landlord must give the tenant at least two (2) days notice before entering the property for any non-emergency use. Statute 521-33

Late Rent

Rent is due on the day stated in the lease contract. The landlord may begin charging a late fee the day after, only if it states the late fee specifically in the agreement. The landlord may issue a notice to quit which allows the tenant five (5) days to pay all back-rent owed or vacate the property.