Landlord-Tenant Code

Primary Sources

  • Chapter 521-Landlord-Tenant Code in:
    1. Hawaii Revised Statutes
      [KFH30 1993 A22]
    2. Hawaii Revised Statutes Annotated
      [KFH30 A4]
  • Title 42, Chapter 45-Fair Housing in:
    1. United States Code
      [KF62 2000 A2] Available at SCLL
    2. United States Code Annotated
      [KF65 U5] Available at SCLL, 2d, 3d, 5th
    3. United States Code Service
      [KF65 U8] Available at SCLL & K
  • Rules of the District Court of the State of Hawai‘i in:
    1. Hawai‘i Rules of Court
      [KFH529 A2]
    2. Hawai‘i Revised Statutes Annotated: Court Rules Annotated
      [KFH30 A4 Rules]
    3. Hawai‘i Court Rules-State
      [KFH529 W52]
  • Landlord-Tenant Claims – Brief summaries of the law regarding selected landlord-tenant issues, from the Hawai‘i State Judiciary website. Includes links to forms for all Hawaii District Courts.
  • LegalForms – Selected Landlord-Tenant forms available from the Hawaii State Public Library System website.
    Under the A-Z tab, select “Legal Forms”. HSPLS card and PIN number required.

Secondary Sources

  • Encyclopedias
    1. American Jurisprudence, 2d. [KF154 A42]
      Subject Heading: Landlord and Tenant
    2. Corpus Juris Secundum [KF154 C81]
      Subject Heading: Landlord and Tenant
    3. Gale Encyclopedia of Everyday Law [REF KF387 G13]
      Available at SCLL & Hawaii State Public Library System Gale Virtual Reference Library
      Subject Heading: Real Estate, Landlord/Tenant Rights
    4. West’s Encyclopedia of American Law, 2d [KF154 W52]
      Available at SCLL & Hawaii State Public Library System Gale Virtual Reference Library
      Subject Heading: Landlord and Tenant
  • Manuals
    1. Hawaii District Court Landlord-Tenant Manual [Desk KFH117 H34 2001]
    2. Evictions and the Landlord/Tenant Law in Hawaii [RefRm KFH117 C41 1998]
      Available at SCLL, 2d, 3d, 5th
  • Finding Aids/Indexes
    1. Hawaii Digest [KFH57 H31] and Westlaw
      Topic: Landlord-Tenant
      Key Numbers: §§1-395, 233k1-399
    2. Hawai‘i CARD Network
      Keywords: Landlord, Tenant
    3. LegalTrac
      Search subject terms: Landlord and Tenant
  • Agencies and Organizations
    1. Honolulu District Court Civil Division
      1111 Alakea Street, Third Floor
      Honolulu, HI 96813
      (808) 538-5151
    2. 2nd Circuit Court Service Center
      2145 Main Street
      Wailuku, HI 96793
      (808) 244-2706
    3. Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs
      Landlord-Tenant Information
      (808) 586-2634 (7:45 am – Noon)
      (808) 587-1234 (Consumer Dial – Residential Landlord-Tenant Code Messages)
  • Internet Resources
    1. Nolo
      From the Get Informed pull-down menu, click on “Landlords” or “Tenants”
    2. Findlaw.com
      Under Learn About the Law, click on “Real Estate”
  • SeminarsLunch ‘n’ Learn the Law from the Hawai‘i State Judiciary