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Hawaii Landlord Notice of Entry Requirements

The Hawaii Residential Landlord-Tenant Code, Chapter 521 of the Hawaii Revised Statutes (HRS) Section 53 requires a landlord to provide the following notice of entry to a tenant:

Rental Property Access

Except in an emergency, the landlord must give the tenant at least two days’ notice and, with the tenant’s approval, may enter the tenant’s unit only during reasonable hours.

The landlord shall not abuse this right of access nor use it to harass the tenant.

The tenant must allow the landlord reasonable entry into the unit to inspect, make repairs, and show the dwelling to prospective purchasers and tenants.

Section 53

Tenant’s Refusal to Allow Reasonable Access

If the tenant refuses to allow the landlord reasonable entry into the dwelling unit, the tenant shall be liable to the landlord for losses suffered by such refusal.

Section 73(a)

Entry in Case of Emergencies

The landlord may enter a dwelling without permission of the tenant in cases of emergency such as fire, weather
damage, abandonment and extended absence.

See also Hawaii Landlord Remedy for Tenant Abandonment.

Return to Hawaii Landlord-Tenant Laws.