Hawaii Eviction Notice Forms

Last Updated: November 21, 2022 by Marnie Snyder

A Hawaii eviction notice form is a legal letter provided to a tenant directing them to correct a breach of their obligations and/or vacate the premises. In Hawaii, eviction notices can be served for the nonpayment of rent, lease violations or participating in illegal activity.

Types of Hawaii Eviction Notice Forms

Notice Form Grounds Curable?
5 Day Notice to Quit Unpaid Rent Yes
10 Day Notice to Comply or Vacate Lease Violations Yes
Immediate Notice to Vacate Incurable Breach No
45 Day Notice to Vacate Ending a Monthly Lease / No Lease No

Hawaii 5 Day Notice to Quit

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A Hawaii 5 day Notice to Quit form is used for an eviction for nonpayment of rent. The tenant has the option to remedy by paying the balance due, otherwise the tenant must move out and deliver possession of the premises within five (5) judicial days (not counting weekends and legal holidays).

Hawaii 10 Day Notice to Comply or Vacate

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A Hawaii 10 day Notice to Comply or Vacate eviction form is used for a curable breach of the lease. Lease violations include failing to maintain the premises in a clean and sanitary manner or interfering with the peace and enjoyment of other persons. The tenant has the option to cure the violation, but if they fail to comply, they must move out of the premises within ten (10) calendar days.

Hawaii Immediate Notice to Vacate

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A Hawaii Immediate Notice to Vacate eviction form is used for an incurable breach of the lease. An incurable breach in Hawaii includes a tenant engaging in unlawful conduct on the premises or committing substantial property damage. The tenant does not have the option to remain on premises and must move out of the rental unit immediately.

Hawaii 28 Day Notice to Vacate

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A Hawaii 28 Day Notice to Vacate is a lease termination letter used to terminate a month-to-month tenancy. This lease termination 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 required amount of notice for a tenant to end a month-to-month lease.

The letter shall be provided at least twenty eight (28) calendar days prior to the termination date.

Hawaii 45 Day Notice to Vacate

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A Hawaii 45 Day Notice to Vacate is a lease termination letter used to end a month-to-month tenancy. This lease termination letter may be used for tenants that do not have a written lease that pay rent monthly or for tenants with an expired lease.

This lease termination letter satisfies the legal requirements for landlords given that tenants are only legally required to provide 28 days notice.

The letter must be delivered at least forty five (45) calendar days before the end date specified in the notice.

How to Write an Eviction Notice in Hawaii

For an eviction notice to be legally compliant:

  1. List tenants’ full names;
  2. List full address;
  3. Include grounds for eviction;
  4. Calculate and include termination date;
  5. Include date notice served;
  6. The landlord’s signature and printed name; and
  7. The landlord’s address and telephone number.

Without this information on the notice, a judge may not be able to proceed with an eviction proceeding and the landlord’s case may be dismissed.

How to Calculate Expiration Date in Hawaii

Eviction notices take effect the day after they are served. If the notice period is less than seven (7) days, weekends and legal holidays are not included, so only judicial days may be counted. If the notice period is more than seven (7) days, all days are counted in the period, including weekends and legal holidays. If the last day falls on a weekend or legal holiday, then the notice period will not officially expire until the end of the next judicial day.

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How to Serve an Eviction Notice in Hawaii

A landlord can deliver notices in Hawaii using any of the below acceptable methods:

  1. Handing the notice to the tenant in person;
  2. Posting the notice in a conspicuous place at the premises, such as the entry door, AND 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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