The Hawaii Residential Landlord-Tenant Code, Chapter 521 of the Hawaii Revised Statutes (HRS) Sections 44(d) and 54 address a tenant’s extended absence in the following manner:
Tenant’s Absence Without Notice
If a tenant is absent from the dwelling for a continuous period of 20 days or more without written notice to the landlord, the tenant shall be deemed to have wrongfully quit the dwelling unit, provided that the tenant shall not be considered to be absent from the dwelling unit without notice to the landlord during any period for which the landlord has received payment of rent.
Written Notice Required
If required by the rental agreement, the tenant must notify the landlord of any extended absence from the premises.
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