Hawaii Lease Termination Notice Forms

Last Updated: November 21, 2022 by Marnie Snyder

A Hawaii lease termination notice form is an official legal document provided to either the tenant or the landlord informing them that the tenancy is ending. If rent is paid monthly, then at least 45 days notice must be provided before the tenancy can end.

Types of Hawaii Lease Termination Notice Forms

Notice Form Lease Type Notice Required
10 Day Notice to Vacate Weekly Lease 10 Days by Either Party
28 Day Notice to Vacate Monthly Lease / No Lease 28 Days by Tenant
45 Day Notice to Vacate Monthly Lease / No Lease 45 Days by Landlord

Hawaii 10 Day Notice to Vacate

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A Hawaii 10 Day Notice to Vacate is used by the landlord or the tenant to end a week-to-week lease or for tenants that do not have a written lease that pay rent weekly. This lease termination letter provides the other party at least ten (10) calendar days notice prior to the termination date.

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 also 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.

The letter is provided at least twenty eight (28) calendar days prior to the termination date set forth in the notice.

Hawaii 45 Day Notice to Vacate

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A Hawaii 45 Day Notice to Vacate is a lease termination letter used to terminate a month-to-month tenancy. This lease termination letter may also 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 legal letter is delivered at least forty five (45) calendar days before the end date specified in the notice.

How to Write a Lease Termination Notice in Hawaii

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. For tenants, provide your new address and an updated phone number.
  5. Sign the notice and print your name.
  6. For landlords, include contact information, such as address and phone number.
  7. 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 Calculate Expiration Date in Hawaii

A ten (10) day lease termination letter shall be provided at least ten (10) calendar days prior to the end date indicated in the notice.

A twenty eight (28) day legal termination letter may be delivered at least twenty eight (28) calendar days before the end date specified in the notice.

A forty five (45) day lease termination letter shall be served at least forty five (45) calendar days before the termination date set forth in the letter.

How to Serve a Lease Termination Notice in Hawaii

A landlord 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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