The Hawaii rental application allows landlords to verify a prospective tenant's background information and credit history before signing a lease agreement. In Hawaii, there is no maximum for an application fee; the landlord may ask for any amount and the fee is non-refundable.
The security deposit for approved tenants in Hawaii may not exceed one (1) month's rent.
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The rental application should include the following sections:
Hawaii Appleseed Center for Law & Economic Justice
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development/Housing Counseling: Hawaii
In Hawaii, a security deposit may not be more than one month’s rent, and a landlord may not require a tenant to pay more than the security deposit and the first month’s rent. In addition, the security deposit is to be returned to the tenant no later than fourteen days after the lease has ended (Haw. Rev. Stat. § 521-44).