Just Court ADR by Susan M. Yates, Jennifer Shack, Heather Scheiwe Kulp, and Jessica Glowinski.
In April, the Hawaii legislature passed legislation to amend the state’s landlord-tenant code in the wake of COVID-19. The new legislation encourages the use of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) and modifies the landlord-tenant code in a few ways by:
The bill also implements several restrictions on when a landlord can exercise different remedies depending on the amount of back rent that is due and the timing in relation to the governor’s eviction moratorium. Finally, the bill notes that these amendments will be repealed one year after the governor’s final eviction moratorium expires, or on December 31, 2022, whichever is sooner. Currently, the bill is awaiting signature from the governor.
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