First there is a tenancy for years which is a lease with a beginning and ending date. Normally no notice is required because the terms are spelled out in the lease.
Secondly, there is the tenancy for periods. This is usually a lease for a period of time like a day (hotel), a week (rooming house) or a month, which is most often called a month to month and is the most common form of tenancy for periods. Because the lease renews each period unless it is changed. In other words, we have to decide how many days notice should be required to increase the rent for example, or decide on how many days notice are required to respond to an emergency repair. This is all provided in HRS 521, (click here for link) which is the Tenant Landlord Code.
Another frequently asked question regarding Hawaii real estate management is: How much notice does the landlord need to give to enter the apartment or unit; respond to an emergency repair; demand payment for rent; cure a default in the lease; respond to regular repair; abandoning the apartment; intent to raise the rent and last, notice by the tenant of their intent to move out.
A landlord needs to give 2 days notice to enter an apartment.
Respond to an emergency repair, 3 days notice is required .
Demand payment of rent, 5 days.
Cure a default in the lease, 10 days
Respond to a regular repair – 12 days
Abandoning the apartment – 20 days
Intent to raise the rent – 45 days
Notice by the tenant of their intent to move out – 28 days
When taking the state test for your Hawaii Real Estate License – these types of questions will be asked.
If you are interested in taking a Prelicense Class to get your certificate to sit for the State License you can go to: HawaiiRealEstateSchools.com. They have a 4 week accelerated class.