Hawaii Standard Residential Lease Agreement Template

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The Hawaiian Standard Residential Lease Agreement Template is a vital part of any rental arrangement. This will document the tenets of what a landlord and tenant have decided shall be the conditions of their agreement. In a Hawaiian court of law, this shall be considered a legal contract and each party shall be held responsible to each other, the agreement’s conditions, and their roles in the eyes of the state. That is, either party may enforce this agreement if the other has failed to uphold his or her obligations as defined in this lease. This can provide quite a bit of security to both lessor and lessee.

Laws – Chapter 521 (Residential Landlord-Tenant Code)

HandbookHawaii Landlord-Tenant Handbook (PDF)

How to Write

Step 1 – On the blank spaces in the first paragraph, enter the date of the lease, full name of the landlord, street address of the landlord, full name of the tenant, the current street address of the tenant, and the address of the rental property this lease shall govern.

Step 2 – In the paragraph under the heading “Fixed-Term Agreement (Lease),” enter the number of years and/or months the lease shall be in effect for. Then enter the start date of the lease and the termination date.

Step 3 – The second section is “Rent.” Enter the cost of the monthly rent and the calendar day of each month it shall be due.

Step 4 – In the section labeled “Rent Payment Procedure,” enter the mailing address where the rent should be sent.

Step 5 – The next section is “Rent Due Date.” Enter how many days’ grace period the tenant will have to pay the rent in before accruing any penalties. Then enter the late fee the leaseholder will be responsible for if the rent has not been paid within the grace period. Next, enter the per day penalty amount (dollar amount), the leaseholder must pay when the rent is late.

Step 6 – Enter the dollar amount a tenant must pay for each bounced check on the blank line in the “Bad-Check Servicing Charge.”

Step 7 – Enter the security deposit amount in the section labeled “Security Deposit.”

Step 8 – Under the heading “Cleaning Fee,” locate the blank line with the dollar sign. Here, enter the minimum amount of money the tenant must pay if the landlord must hire a cleaning service (for the rented property) if the leaseholder has moved out and not left the rental in as clean a condition as when it was received.

Step 9 – In the first paragraph of the “Services” section, enter all the utilities the landlord shall provide at his or her expense to the tenant. In the second paragraph of this section, enter all the utilities and services the leaseholder will be responsible for while living on the property.

Step 10 – The paragraph under the heading “Disclosure of Landlord/Agent,” enter the full name and address of the entity the property owner has appointed to receive all correspondence (including notices) from the tenant regarding the lease or the property.

Step 11 – In the “Pets” section, enter the dollar amount (that will be due with the rent) that must be paid per month by the leaseholder if he or she has any pets.

Step 12 – Enter the name of the state whose municipality has authority over the property and lease in the “Governing Law” section.

Step 13 – In the paragraph beginning with the words “Tax Excise Number,” enter the landlord’s tax excise number.

Step 14 – At the end of the document, enter the date of the lease. Then the tenant and landlord must sign their name names on their respective signature lines.