Hawaii 28 Day Notice to Vacate

Last Updated: November 21, 2022 by Marnie Snyder

An Hawaii 28 Day Notice to Vacate is a legal lease termination letter written to end a month-to-month tenancy or for tenants without a written lease that pay rent monthly. This notice is provided at least twenty eight (28) calendar days before the termination date.

When to Use an Hawaii 28 Day Notice to Vacate

A Hawaii 28-Day Notice to Vacate is a legal lease termination letter to end a month-to-month tenancy. This letter may be used for tenants that do not have a written lease that pay rent monthly or for tenants with an expired lease. Landlords are required to provide more notice, but this letter fulfills the legally required amount of notice for a tenant.

How to Write an Hawaii 28 Day Notice to Vacate

For a lease termination notice to be legally compliant:

  1. State who the legal letter is addressed to (use full name of the receiving party).
  2. Include the termination date of the lease or tenancy.
  3. Fill in the full address of the rental premises.
  4. Provide your new address and an updated phone number.
  5. Sign the notice and print your name.
  6. Complete the certificate of service by indicating the date and method of notice delivery along with printed name and signature.

Without this information on the lease termination notice, a judge may not be able to proceed with legal action.

How to Serve an Hawaii 28 Day Notice to Vacate

A tenant can deliver lease termination notices in Hawaii using any of the below acceptable methods:

  1. Handing the notice to the receiving party in person;
  2. Handing the notice to a person at the premises who can accept the legal letter on behalf of the other party;
  3. Mailing the notice by first class mail with a certificate of mailing.

When sending the notice by first class mail, add two (2) additional calendar days to the notice period to account for variability in post office delivery times.

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