Hawaii 5 Day Notice To Quit

Last Updated: April 2, 2024 by Roberto Valenzuela

An Hawaii 5 Day Notice To Quit is a letter that complies with state legal requirements to begin the eviction process against a tenant for nonpayment of rent. The tenant must pay the balance due or move out within five (5) judicial days (i.e., not counting weekends or legal holidays) of receiving notice.

When To Use an Hawaii 5 Day Notice To Quit

An Hawaii 5 Day Notice To Quit to begin the eviction process in Hawaii if the tenant is late on rent (starting the day after it’s due), either in part or in full.

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 5 Day Notice To Quit

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

  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. Specify the basis upon which the tenancy will terminate, and the payment required to avoid termination
  4. Fill in the full address of the rental premises
  5. Provide updated/current address and phone number information
  6. Print name and sign the notice
  7. 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 5 Day Notice To Quit

    Hawaii landlords may deliver a Notice To Quit by any method which results in the notice being actually delivered to the tenant. The law specifically endorses these methods:

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

    Eviction for nonpayment of rent may (if the tenant can’t be served personally) also be served by posting the notice to a conspicuous place at the premises.

    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.