Hawaii Standard Residential Lease Agreement | Form RR 301
The Hawaii Standard Residential Lease Agreement (Form RR 301), is a contract that specifies the terms for the rental and occupancy of an apartment or similar dwelling. Before signing the document, the tenant and landlord can negotiate certain conditions, such as the amount of rent to be paid, the method of payment and when it is paid. Under § 521-43, the landlord must provide certain information to the tenant before the tenant moves into the dwelling in question. This includes the names of all property owners and anyone authorized to act for them. Landlords must also give tenants copies of written rental agreements and receipts for rent payments.
Tenant Screening: Hawaii Rental Application
Maximum Security Deposit: (§521-44) The most a landlord may request as security is one (1) month’s rent.
Returning Security Deposits: The deadline for refunding the security deposit or funds remaining after allowable deductions is fourteen (14) days after termination of the rental agreement. The landlord must also provide a detailed account of deducted funds, damages and repair costs in writing. A landlord who fails to do so by the specified deadline relinquishes his or her right to the money. The only exception to this is if the tenant leaves without giving proper notice.
Allowable Use Of Funds: The security deposit may be used to cover certain repairs or to make the landlord whole if the tenant owes back rent. Other acceptable uses include payment for new keys and related items if the tenant doesn’t return them.
Pet deposit: The landlord may request a “pet deposit” as long as the pet lives in the dwelling with its owner and is not a bona fide service animal belonging to a disabled tenant.