COVID-19 Landlord-Tenant and Homeowner

This guide is designed to provide information and resources to commonly asked questions about landlord-tenant issues in Hawai‘i as a result of the COVID-19 / Coronavirus pandemic.

Disclaimer: The information provided should not be construed as legal advice or legal assistance.

Note: Call No. references are for materials held at the libraries of the Hawaii State Law Library System (HSLLS), unless otherwise noted.

Effective Monday, March 16, 2020 all HSLLS locations are closed to the public. For updated information regarding library access, please monitor the HSLLS website. Thank you.

Frequently Asked Questions


What are my rights as a tenant or renter?
What are my rights as a homeowner?
Where can I get landlord-tenant legal help or information?
Where can I get homeowner legal help or information?
My landlord shut off my utilities and/or locked me out. What can I do?
I don’t qualify for free legal assistance. What can I do?
Are there other Hawai‘i community services available?
Are there Hawai‘i specific landlord-tenant books I can use at the library?
  • Evictions and Landlord-Tenant Laws in Hawaii by David W.H. Chee
    Call No. KFH117 C41 1998
  • Residential and Commercial Evictions in Hawaii by Anne M. Anderson, et.al.
    Call No. KFH121 R31 1996 (SCLL & Hilo)