OWNERS’ LONG TERM TENANTS
Many owners rent their units out month-to-month. The office registers and issues parking permits but, we do not correspond with tenants as we do owners and agents. This means owners/agents need to communicate schedules for pest control, Spectrum work and water shut offs. Specifically, tenants need to be aware of the 2018 pipe casting schedule for buildings 2 and 3 as the units cannot be occupied for 5 days.
Owners with long term tenants are required to have on-island agent address tenant needs. With that, several owners entrust, and have authorized, resident owners to enter, review or inspect units for them.
While this is a recognized practice, the owner is obligated to ensure the authorized resident owner is familiar with the Landlord-Tenant laws so they do not encroach upon the tenants’ privacy by entering a unit illegally, without the state-required 2 day notice provided to the tenant.
Below is a link to the Hawaii Landlord Tenant Handbook for owners renting their unit month-to-month and for those owners who have authorization to enter a unit with long term tenants in residency.