Hawaii 5 Day Notice to Quit | NonPayment of Rent

The Hawaii five (5) day notice to quit, in accordance with § 521-68, is used to notify tenants of their past due rent. Hawaiian law states that landlords must give tenants five (5) days to pay their rent before terminating the lease agreement and filing for an eviction (aka summary possession) in court. The notice should be delivered personally or through certified mail, however if either option is not possible then notice can be posted on the rental property (such as on the door).

How to Write

Step 1 – Download the form (.PDF) and then print it out.

Step 2 – Fill out the “TO” section at the fop of the form on the left-side of the page. Include the full name of the tenant, the address of the rental unit, the city/ZIP/county of the rental unit, as well as the tenant’s phone number. Provide the same information in the “FROM” section, this time entering your own contact information.

Step 3 – Enter the date that the tenancy began, the date that the rent became delinquent, and then the total amount of rent due.

Step 4 – At the bottom of the form is the “Declaration of Service.” This section should be filled out after the notice has been served to the tenant. Enter the date of service, the method that was used, and then sign/print your name at the bottom of the form. If possible, have the tenant sign the form as well.

Note: If there was a witness, have them sign/print their name at the bottom of the form as well.