Hawaii Required Landlord Disclosures

Learn about the disclosures that landlords in Hawaii must provide tenants, usually in the lease or rental agreement.

Hawaii requires landlords to make the following disclosures to tenants:

Move-in checklist. Landlord must provide tenant with move-in checklist. Tenants also have the right to be present at a move-out inspection. (Haw. Rev. Stat. § 541-42)

Owner or agent identity.  Landlord must disclose name of owner or agent; if owner lives in another state or on another island, landlord must disclose name of agent on the island. (Haw. Rev. Stat. § 521-43)

Tax excise number. Landlord must furnish its tax excise number so that tenant can file for a low-income tax credit. (Haw. Rev. Stat. § 521-43)

Check the Hawaii statute (Haw. Rev. Stat. §§ 521-42, 521-43) for details on these disclosures. See the Laws and Legal Research section of Nolo for advice on finding and reading statutes and court decisions.

Also, check your local ordinance, particularly if your rental unit is covered by rent control, for any city or county disclosure requirements. To find yours, check your city or county website (many are listed on State and Local Government on the Net), or contact the office of your mayor, city manager, or county administrator.

Finally, see the Required Landlord Disclosures article for details on federally-required landlord disclosures and other information on disclosures about the rental property.

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