Hawaii 45 Day Notice To Vacate

Last Updated: April 2, 2024 by Roberto Valenzuela

A Hawaii 45 Day Notice To Vacate is a letter that complies with state legal requirements to terminate a month-to-month lease. The tenant must receive notice at least forty-five (45) calendar days before the date of termination.

When To Use an Hawaii 45 Day Notice To Vacate

A Hawaii 45 Day Notice To Vacate is used by a landlord to terminate the following types of tenancy:

  • Month-to-month lease
  • Expired lease
  • Situation with no written lease where the tenant pays rent monthly

While a tenant may use this form of notice, in most case tenants only need provide 28 days of advance notice.

Some types of Hawaii lease termination notice may allow different reasons for termination, or different notice periods. This may also apply to an eviction notice issued because of a lease or legal violation.

How To Write an Hawaii 45 Day Notice To Vacate

To help ensure the legal compliance of a Notice To Vacate:

  1. Use the full name of the receiving parties, and address of record, if known
  2. Specify the termination date of the lease or tenancy
  3. Fill in the full address of the rental premises
  4. Provide updated/current address and phone number information
  5. Print name and sign the notice
  6. Complete the certificate of service by indicating the date and method of notice delivery, along with printed name and signature

It is easy to lose an otherwise justified legal action because of improper notice. Check carefully to ensure enough time after notice is delivered, not when it’s sent.

How To Serve an Hawaii 45 Day Notice To Vacate

Hawaii landlords and tenants may deliver a written Notice To Vacate by any method which results in the notice being actually delivered to the other party. The law specifically endorses these methods:

  1. Hand delivery to the other party
  2. Delivery to the other party’s address of record

In almost all cases, notice is legally served when it is received by the other party, NOT when it’s sent. Check specified date of termination carefully to ensure compliance with the legal requirements for a notice period.