Q: I have been helping someone move out. I've been here for 2 months during the eviction process. Am I considered a tenant?
It is against "house rules" to have a guest for more than 5 days without having them register with management. I was never registered a a guest, but have witnesses to show I've been here for more than 2 months. Now that my friend is almost completely moved out, management gave me one day to get all of my stuff out. No writ of possession was served, they just said "we know your friend is moved out, you need to get out... Take the day".
Do I have protections under Hawaii's law?
A: No. As you were never on the lease, and the tenant (your friend) moved out, you have no legal right to remain in the unit. Not to be blunt, that is just the state of the law.
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