Month: September 2014

Relating to Medical Marijuana: Your rights as a Landlord

On April 30, 2014, the Hawaii state legislature passed House bill 1503 relating to medical marijuana use in your apartment building by your tenants. Essentially, the new law allows the use of medical marijuana if your tenant has a valid certificate. The BIG BUT here, however, is that if you don’t allow smoking in your…
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The Pet Deposit: How much more you can collect

Having a pet is a privilege many tenants would pay more to enjoy, but did you know that in addition to collecting a higher rental rate, Hawaii’s law now also allows you to collect a pet deposit equivalent to one month’s rent. Whereas prior to this change, one month’s rent was the maximum a landlord…
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