Hawaii Tenant Screening
Effective November 1, 2014, §521- Medical marijuana; tenant use; eviction. A provision in a rental agreement allowing for eviction of a tenant who has a valid certificate for the medical use of marijuana as provided in section 329-123 in any form is void, unless the rental agreement allows for eviction for smoking tobacco and the medical marijuana is used by means of smoking; provided that this section shall not apply where the articles of incorporation, declaration, bylaws, administrative rules, house rules, association documents, or a similar document of a condominium property regime or planned community association prohibits the medical use of marijuana.
Required Disclosures (by Landlords)
Landlord must provide tenant with move-in checklist. Tenants also have the right to be present at a move-out inspection. (Haw. Rev. Stat. § 541-42)
Landlord must disclose name of owner or agent; if owner lives in another state or on another island, landlord must disclose name of agent on the island. (Haw. Rev. Stat. § 521-43)
Landlord must furnish its tax excise number so that tenant can file for a low-income tax credit. (Haw. Rev. Stat. § 521-43)
Background Check Coverage for Hawaii Tenant Screening:
- Criminal & Sex Offender Records – A statewide search includes Hawaii Department of Public Safety Corrections Division, Hawaii Sex Offender Registry and Hawaii State Judiciary.
- Eviction Records – The following counties are included Hawaii, Honolulu, Kauai, and Maui.
- Bankruptcies, Liens & Judgments – Counties often report to credit bureaus: Hawaii, Honolulu, Kauai, Maui.