investigation found zero fireworks or any known combustible items near reported start of fire location.fire investigator’s/landlords insurance determined cause unknown. First week moving in home, off and on we would smell burning wood but didn’t see smoke, (ironically the location witnesses... View More
A Hawaii attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. Your question straddles several categories and I can only speak for the Personal Injury aspect of your question, not the L-T issues. When you mention "unscathed," it sounds like you might be referring to...View More
For the last 10 months I have been living in a situation that I can no longer tolerate. No longer hope that it will get better, no longer willing to compromise my health mental, psycial and emotional. I now have been experiencing PTSD, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, from being traumatized by my... View More
Your situation sounds alarming and unsustainable. You correctly identify your claims as arising out of landlord-tenant legal responsibilities. Your complaints appear to complain of a violation of the covenants of exclusive use and quiet enjoyment by your landlord.
Tenant and tenant's guest severely damaged glass windows and removed window screens of rental property. Tenant has overstayed their 45 days notice to vacate and has not paid any rent has become a nonpaying holdover tenant.
In Hawaii, under your scenario, a person commits the offense of criminal property damage if by means other than fire (which would be arson), the person intentionally or knowingly damages the property of another without the other's consent. As the rental unit is your property you are well...View More
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... View More
What makes this question unusual is the date of same, March 5, 2022. In July of last year, Governor Ige signed into law Act 57, which required landlords and tenants to avail themselves to mediation prior to landlords filing eviction proceedings based upon non-payment of rent. Typically, landlords...View More
A Hawaii attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for four weeks. One option, which you likely already realize, could be to sit down with a local attorney familiar with the new laws and identify issues that could arise in the future. You could also contact social workers and...View More
My father, mother and I in our residential property title. How will the property split its ownership when one of us passed away. Can someone argue to fight to own the property when one of us passed away.
One would have to see the deed to properly answer this question but probably it will be owned by right of survivorship, which means after first of you die, owned by other two. After the second dies, it goes solely to the last person living.
I also had requested a mold test which was denied and asked for mold remediation of the shower which took months. I’ve suffered now from sinus issues, allergies, esophagitis and had to pay to an ent out of pocket and am worried about all of the toxic spores we’ve now been exposed to. How do I... View More
In terms of the personal injury aspect of your question, you'll have to see if you could arrange a free initial consult with a Hawaii personal injury attorney who could review your records and what information is available on the mold. The problem with these types of cases is that establishing...View More
I've been living in the residence for 9 mo and the owner has decided to sell. I have 3 months left on my contract and the owner all ready has 3 private viewings and an open house planned this week. In addition, the real estate agent hired by the homeowner plans on having an open house every... View More
Reading between the lines of this question it appears clear that you were told upfront that the owner was going to sell the house they rented to you--because your lease has a clause in it that specifically authorizes the owner to show the place to prospective buyers. Turning to the several...View More
This land belongs to a hotel ruined in '92 hurricane and weve occupied the land since the last 25 years. New owners plan to restore it have served us eviction notice giving us 2 weeks 2 leave. Weve had verbal consent from previous owners over 20 yrs ago to utilize the land but have remained... View More
My commercial lease in Kailua Kona Hawaii states that I am to receive a common area maintenance report each year by the end of March. I have not received a report since 2011, and suspect that there is fraud going on. What is the appropriate legal action for this situation? Would a CAM strike be... View More
First place to look is the lease agreement. A local commercial real estate lawyer can review and advise.
Please Take Notice: I am not your lawyer unless we enter into an engagement agreement in writing. This is general information that is given for legal education only. It is not legal...View More
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