Hawaii Tenant Rights Laws
Created by FindLaw's team of legal writers and editors | Last reviewed December 29, 2017
Living in Hawaii seems like paradise, but conflict with your landlord can turn your island sanctuary into a nightmare. Luckily, Hawaii enacted comprehensive laws to protect renters. Read on to learn more about tenants' rights laws in Hawaii.
Hawaii Tenants Rights Laws Overview
Like all other states, Hawaii has laws that govern the relationship for landlords and tenants, setting forth the rights and responsibilities of both parties. These laws include provisions governing:
- The collection and return of security deposits
- Rent increases
- Repairs and maintenance of the rental unit
- Termination of the lease
Hawaii also has particularly inclusive fair housing/antidiscrimination laws. The federal Fair Housing Act prohibits landlords from discriminating against tenants on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, familial status, disability, or national origin. Hawaii state law offers protection to more classifications, and in addition to the federally-protected groups, prohibits discrimination on the basis of marital status and HIV status.
The below chart provides more details about Hawaii's tenant rights laws.
|Hawaii Residential Landlord-Tenant Code
Ending or Renewing a Tenancy
Note: State regulations are always subject to change through the passage of new legislation, rulings in the higher courts (including federal decisions), ballot initiatives, and other means. While we strive to provide the most current information available, please consult an attorney or conduct your own legal research to verify the state law(s) you are researching.
Related: Hawaii Tenants' Rights Resources
- Hawaii Leases and Rental Agreements Laws
- Tenant Rights, Laws and Protections: Hawaii
- Landlord-Tenant Handbook
- Tenants' Rights Basics
- Landlord Tenant Disputes FAQs
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