Hawaii Month to Month Rental Agreement Template

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A Hawaii month to month rental agreement allows a tenant to lease residential property from a landlord for an unspecified timeframe. In accordance with Hawaii law, the minimum the landlord may terminate the agreement is with forty-five days’ notice and the tenant can terminate with twenty-eight (28) days’ notice. Both parties will also have to give the same notice period for any changes to the agreement such as increased rent.

Minimum Termination Period – Landlord must give 45 days’ notice, Tenant(s) must give 28 days’ notice.

Laws – § 521-71

How to Write

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Step 1 – In the first sentence, enter the full name of the landlord, the full name of the tenant, and the date of the agreement on the blank spaces provided.

Step 2 – The “Premises” paragraph calls for the street address of the property being rented entered in the first blank space and the city where the property is located entered on the second blank space.

Step 3 – In “Lease Term,” enter the start date of the agreement. That is the date the tenant submits a successful payment and may move in.

Step 4 – The third section, “Lease Payments,” has several areas requiring information. They are the rent amount written out as well as the dollar amount, the first month a rent payment is due, and the first year a rent payment is due

Step 5 – “Late Payments” requires the rent amount to be entered in the first space, the calendar date of the month the rent payment is due, the daily penalty amount charged to the leaseholder when the rent is late, and the last calendar day of the month the rent may be paid before the landlord has the option to initiate eviction proceedings.

Step 6 – Enter the dollar amount a tenant will be charged for every check submitted as rent payment the bank denied for insufficient funds in the “Insufficient funds” paragraph.

Step 7 – The “Security Deposit” section will require the monetary amount the landlord has named as security be entered.

Step 8 – Enter the number of individuals who will be allowed to live on the property without prior landlord consent in “Occupants.”

Step 9 – In the “Utilities and Services” paragraph place a checkmark in every item that a landlord will be required to pay for or provide to the tenant while the lease is in effect. In the event that a landlord is responsible for a utility or service that is not named here, it must be entered in the space provided to be part of the lease.

Step 10 – Enter the dollar amount that shall be submitted as additional security for any pets the tenant wants to live with on the property in the “Pets” paragraph.

Step 11 – The “Abandonment” paragraph will require two pieces of information. Both will be the number of consecutive days a tenant has been missing and the property is considered abandoned. The first blank space should name this number of days if the rent has been paid while the second should have this number of days if the rent has not been paid.  Note: This will not apply if a tenant has previously informed a landlord they will be absent from the property for a specific amount of time.

Step 12 – The “Governing Law” paragraph will require the tenant’s initials in the first blank line and the landlord’s excise tax number on the second line.

Step 13 – The “Additional Terms and Conditions” section will require several pieces of information to be entered. First, enter the number of days before a lease’s termination when a landlord may advertise and show the property to rental applicants. Then, in “Noise,” enter the earliest time and latest time of day when furniture may be moved in or out of the premises. In “Parking,” check the first box if the tenant will be assigned a parking space or the second box if he/she will not be given a parking space. If the tenant will be given a parking space, enter the location on the first blank line and report how many vehicles may be parked there on the second blank line. Finally, in “Balconies,” check the first box if the tenant may grill, dry clothes, clean rugs or store personal property on the property’s terrace. If not check the second box.

Step 14 – The bottom of this lease will have a space for binding signatures of the participating parties. First, the landlord will need to sign the document then print his/her name below the signature. Every tenant entering this lease will also need to sign and print his or her name.