Hawaii Lease Termination Notice Forms

Last Updated: January 18, 2023 by Roberto Valenzuela

A Hawaii lease termination notice is a document which officially announces the upcoming end of a rental tenancy. Either a landlord or tenant may give notice, in most cases at least 30 days in advance.

Types of Hawaii Lease Termination Notice Forms

Notice Form Lease Type Notice Required
10 Day Notice To Vacate Weekly 10 Days – Either Party
28 Day Notice To Vacate Monthly / Yearly 28 Days – Tenant
45 Day Notice To Vacate Monthly / Yearly 45 Days – Landlord

Hawaii 10 Day Notice To Vacate

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A Hawaii 10 Day Notice To Vacate terminates a week-to-week lease or a situation with no written lease where the tenant pays rent weekly. The non-terminating party must receive notice at least ten (10) calendar days before the date of termination.

Hawaii 28 Day Notice To Vacate

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A Hawaii 28 Day Notice To Vacate terminates a month-to-month or year-to-year lease, as well as an expired lease or a situation with no written lease where the tenant pays rent monthly. The landlord must receive notice at least twenty-eight (28) days before the date of termination.

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This type of notice is for tenants only. Landlords must provide additional notice, using a 45 Day Notice To Vacate.

Hawaii 45 Day Notice To Vacate

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A Hawaii 45 Day Notice To Vacate terminates a month-to-month or year-to-year lease, as well as an expired lease or a situation with no written lease where the tenant pays rent monthly. The tenant must receive notice at least forty-five (45) days before the date of termination.

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This type of notice is for landlords only. Tenants can terminate these types of tenancy with a 28 Day Notice To Vacate.

How To Write a Lease Termination Notice in Hawaii

To ensure the legal compliance of a lease termination notice:

  1. Use the full name of the receiving party, 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 Calculate Expiration Date in Hawaii

The “clock” for a lease termination notice starts “ticking” the day after the notice gets delivered (served). For example, to give at least 30 days of notice and terminate a tenancy as of June 30th, delivery of the termination letter must be no later than May 31st. 

In most jurisdictions, if the last day of a notice period is a Saturday, Sunday, or legal holiday, the period continues to run until the end of the next day that is not a Saturday, Sunday, or legal holiday.

How To Serve a Lease Termination Notice in Hawaii

Hawaii landlords and tenants may deliver a lease termination notice using any of these methods:

  1. Hand delivery to the other party
  2. Only if hand delivery fails: Posting the notice at a conspicuous place on the premises, such as the entry door

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