Hawaii State Rent Increases & Fees

  • Rent Control / Increase Limitations. Hawaii state landlords can raise rent only after the lease has ended.
  • Notice Required to Raise Rent. For month-to-month tenancies, Hawaii landlords must provide 45 days notice from next rent due date.
  • Bounced Check Fees. Hawaii state landlords may charge up to $30 for bounced checks.

When Can a Landlord Increase Rent?

A landlord must abide by the rental rates and term of the lease. Rent may be increased once the lease has ended. To increase rent on a month-to-month tenant, a landlord must provide a 45-Day Notice before the increased rent goes into effect Landlord-Tenant-Handbook

When is it illegal to raise rent?

It is illegal for a landlord to raise rent in retaliation for a tenant having filed a complaint regarding the health or safety of the property HRS 521-74.

It is also illegal for a landlord to raise rent based on the age, race, gender, nation or origin, religion, familial status, or disability status of a tenant Fair Housing Act

Is there a rent increase limit?

The state has no legislation restricting the amount that rent may be increased.

How Much Notice is Needed for Raising Rent?

A landlord is required to provide a 45-Day Notice before increasing rent on a month-to-month tenancy Landlord-Tenant-Handbook

How Often Can Rent Be Increased?

The state has no legislation controlling how often rent may be increased so long as requirements regarding notice are followed.

Laws Regarding Late Fees

Although late fees are allowed in Hawaii, there is no legislation regarding the amount landlords are allowed to charge.

Laws Regarding Bounced Check fees

A landlord may charge a tenant up to $30 for a returned check.

Cities in the State With Rent Control

The state of Hawaii has no legislation regarding rent control and no legislation preempting legislation regarding rent control.