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Hawaii Tenant Right to Move for Fire or Casualty Damage

The Hawaii Residential Landlord-Tenant Code, Chapter 521 of the Hawaii Revised Statutes (HRS) Section 65 grants tenants the following rights when the rental property suffers fire or casualty damage:

Fire or Casualty Damage

If a dwelling is rendered partially or wholly unusable by fire or casualty damage, the tenant may immediately leave the premises and notify the landlord within one week after moving. The rental agreement shall end on the date the tenant moves out. If the tenant fails to notify the landlord in such a case, the landlord may collect rent up to the time the landlord knows that the tenant has moved. If the tenant continues to live in a portion of a dwelling that remains usable after fire or casualty damage, the rent shall be adjusted by the landlord to cover payment for only the portion still usable.

Section 65

See also Hawaii Tenant Right to Terminate at Anytime.

Return to Hawaii Landlord-Tenant Laws.