The Hawaii Residential Landlord-Tenant Code, Chapter 521 of the Hawaii Revised Statutes (HRS) Section 62 allows a tenant the right to cancel their tenancy during the first week based on the following:
Termination During First Week of Occupancy
If the landlord fails to conform to the rental agreement or the conditions the tenant may expect from the landlord (see Hawaii Landlord Rental Property Obligations) at the beginning of the term, the tenant may provide notice to the landlord, terminate the rental agreement and vacate the dwelling at any time during the first week of occupancy. The tenant’s right to terminate is extended indefinitely if the tenant stays in the unit, relying on the landlord’s promise to correct the problems.
See also Hawaii Tenant Obligations for Maintenance and Rules.
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