Hawaii State Laws Affecting Tenants in Domestic Violence Situations

Find out Hawaii rules on state laws that protect tenants who are victims of domestic violence.


Hawaii extends special protections to tenants who are victims of domestic violence. Here are some of the domestic violence (DV) laws that apply to tenants:

  • Landlord entitled to proof of DV status
  • Early termination right for DV victim
  • DV victim has the right to have the locks changed
  • Penalty for falsely reporting domestic violence (including obtaining early termination)
  • Landlord or court may bifurcate the lease, which means that the landlord may evict the abuser, but not the victim of the domestic violence
  • Landlord may not disclose information gathered with respect to tenant's exercise of rights under these laws, unless the tenant consents in writing, the information is required or relevant in a lawsuit, or the disclosure is required by law

Check the Hawaii statute (Haw. Rev. Stat. §â

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