Part I General Provisions and Definitions 521-1 – 521-11
Part II Rent 521-21 – 521-22
Part III Limitations on Rental Agreements and Practices 521-31 – 521-39
Part IV Landlord Obligations 521-41 – 521-45
Part V Tenant Obligations 521-51 – 521-56
Part VI Remedies and Penalties 521-61 – 521-82

Terms Used In Hawaii Revised Statutes > Chapter 521

  • boarder: means a tenant occupying a dwelling unit:

         (1)  Which lacks at least one major bathroom or kitchen facility, such as a toilet, refrigerator, or stove,

         (2)  In a building where one or more such major facilities are supplied to be used in common by the occupants of the tenant's dwelling unit and by the occupants of one or more other dwelling units, and

         (3)  In a building in which the landlord resides. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 521-8

  • county: includes the city and county of Honolulu. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 54-17
  • Dwelling unit: means a structure, or part of a structure, which is used as a home, residence, or sleeping place by one person or by two or more persons maintaining a common household, to the exclusion of all others. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 521-8
  • Landlord: means the owner, lessor, sublessor, assigns or successors in interest of the dwelling unit or the building of which it is a part and in addition means any agent of the landlord. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 521-8
  • month: means a calendar month; and the word "year" a calendar year. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 54-15
  • Owner: means one or more persons, jointly or severally, in whom is vested:

         (1)  All or any part of the legal title to property; or

         (2)  All or any part of the beneficial ownership and a right to present use and enjoyment of the property; and

    includes a mortgagee in possession. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 521-8

  • Person: includes an individual, corporation, government or governmental agency, business trust, estate, trust, partnership or association, two or more persons having a joint or common interest, or any other legal or commercial entity. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 521-8
  • Premises: means a dwelling unit, appurtenances thereto, grounds, and facilities held out for the use of tenants generally and any other area or facility whose use is promised to the tenant. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 521-8
  • Rental agreement: means all agreements, written or oral, which establish or modify the terms, conditions, rules, regulations, or any other provisions concerning the use and occupancy of a dwelling unit and premises. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 521-8
  • Single family residence: means a structure maintained and used as a single dwelling unit. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 521-8
  • Tenant: means any person who occupies a dwelling unit for dwelling purposes under a rental agreement. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 521-8
  • Utility service: means service for electricity, water, sewer, and natural gas. See Hawaii Revised Statutes 521-8