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Hawaii Month-to-Month Lease Agreement

A Hawaii month-to-month lease agreement is a residential landlord-tenant contract used to rent real property for an indeterminate period of time with rent payments made on a monthly basis. It is not a fixed-term, unlike a standard 1-year residential lease, but a contract that renews every month until either party terminates the agreement. A month-to-month lease enables the landlord to maintain flexibility, and it is often used at the end of a fixed-term lease to continue the rental arrangement with less commitment. Both the landlord and tenant have the power to end the rental arrangement without cause, as long as they abide by the proper notice period (defined below).

Notice for terminating (§ 521-71(a & b)) – Forty-Five (45) Days (Landlords) or Twenty-Eight (28) Days (Tenants)

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Disclosures (3)

  1. Identification
  2. Lead-Based Paint
  3. Property Condition

1) Identification

The tenant must be provided with the names and addresses of any persons allowed onto the premises. Furthermore, the landlord must provide their tax excise number.

2) Lead-Based Paint Disclosure

Landlords must notify tenants about the presence of lead-based paint in their rental unit if it was built before 1978.

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3) Property Condition Disclosure

The landlord is required to give the tenant a written inventory of the property and its condition.