The maximum length of a standard residential lease agreement is one (1) year in Hawaii. Leases longer than one year are permitted, but they must be in writing.
Oral leases are valid for periods not exceeding one year, but they are not easily enforceable. It is recommended that all lease agreements be in writing.
If there is no tenancy duration listed in the lease, it is assumed to be a month-to-month tenancy (if rent is paid monthly) or a week-to-week tenancy (if rent is paid weekly) (HI Rev Stat § 521-22 (2019)).
The information for this answer was found on our Hawaii Residential Lease Agreement answers.