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A Hawaii residential lease agreement allows a person (tenant) to occupy a residential dwelling in exchange for monthly payments to a landlord. The standard rental period is twelve (12) months but this can be negotiated by both parties if need be. The landlord may request that the prospective tenant complete a rental application form so they can properly determine their eligibility for the property. Once the tenant is approved, the terms and conditions of the agreement acknowledged, the contract can be signed by both parties and becomes legally binding.

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Hawaii Standard Residential Lease Agreement

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Hawaii Assoc. of Realtors Lease Agreement

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Security Deposit Laws

Maximum Amount ($) – The landlord cannot ask for a security deposit in an amount exceeding one (1) month’s rent (§ 521-44(b)).

Returning – The landlord must return the deposit to the tenant within fourteen (14) days after the termination of the agreement (§ 521-44(b)).

Required Disclosures

Agreement – The landlord must furnish a copy of the written rental agreement (§ 521-43(d)).

Rent Receipts – The landlord must furnish written receipts for rents paid at the time of payment (§ 521-43(e)).

Identification – The tenant must receive, in writing, the names and addresses of both the individual authorized to manage the premises and the owner of the property (or their authorized representative) (§ 521-43(a)).

Inventory – Before the tenant moves in, the landlord must provide an inventory of the premises (condition, furnishings, appliances, etc.) (§ 521-42).

Lead-Based Paint – Disclosure that must be provided to tenants if the property was built before January 1, 1978.

Rent Grace Period

Rent is due at the time and location agreed to by the parties (§ 521-21(b)). There is no grace period.

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