Part I. General Provisions


514B-1 Short title

514B-2 Applicability

514B-3 Definitions

514B-4 Separate titles and taxation

514B-5 Conformance with county land use laws

514B-6 Supplemental county rules governing a condominium

property regime

514B-7 Construction against implicit repeal

514B-8 Severability

514B-9 Obligation of good faith

514B-10 Remedies to be liberally administered


Part II. Applicability

514B-21 Applicability

514B-22 Repealed

514B-23 Amendments to governing instruments


Part III. Creation, Alteration, and Termination

of Condominiums

514B-31 Creation

514B-32 Contents of declaration

514B-33 Condominium map

514B-34 Condominium map; certification of architect,

engineer, or surveyor

514B-35 Unit boundaries

514B-36 Leasehold units

514B-37 Common interest

514B-38 Common elements

514B-39 Limited common elements

514B-40 Transfer of limited common elements

514B-41 Common profits and expenses

514B-42 Metering of utilities

514B-43 Liens against units

514B-44 Contents of deeds or leases of units

514B-45 Blanket mortgages and other blanket liens affecting

a unit at time of first conveyance or lease

514B-46 Merger of projects or increments

514B-47 Removal from provisions of this chapter


Part IV. Registration and Administration

of Condominiums

514B-51 Registration required; exceptions

514B-52 Application for registration

514B-53 Inspection by commission

514B-54 Developer's public report; requirements for issuance

of effective date

514B-55 Developer's public report; request for hearing by


514B-56 Developer's public report; amendments

514B-57 Commission oversight of developer's public report

514B-58 Annual report

514B-59 Expiration of developer's public reports

514B-60 No false or misleading information

514B-61 General powers and duties of commission

514B-62 Deposit of fees

514B-63 Condominium specialists; appointment; duties

514B-64 Private consultants

514B-65 Investigative powers

514B-66 Cease and desist orders

514B-67 Termination of registration

514B-68 Power to enjoin

514B-69 Penalties

514B-70 Limitation of actions

514B-71 Condominium education trust fund

514B-72 Condominium education trust fund; payments

by associations and developers

514B-73 Condominium education trust fund; management


Part V. Protection of Condominium Purchasers

A. General Provisions

514B-81 Applicability; exceptions

514B-82 Sale of units

514B-83 Developer's public report

514B-84 Developer's public report; special types of


514B-85 Preregistration solicitation

514B-86 Requirements for binding sales contracts;

purchaser's right to cancel

514B-87 Rescission after sales contract becomes binding

514B-88 Delivery

514B-89 Sales contracts before completion of construction

514B-90 Refunds upon cancellation or termination

514B-91 Escrow of deposits

514B-92 Use of purchaser deposits to pay project costs

514B-93 Early conveyance to pay project costs

514B-94 Misleading statements and omissions; remedies


B. Sales to Owner-Occupants

514B-95 Definitions

514B-95.5 Announcement or advertisement; publication

514B-96 Designation of residential units

514B-96.5 Unit selection; requirements

514B-97 Affidavit

514B-97.5 Prohibitions

514B-98 Sale of residential units; developer requirements

514B-98.5 Enforcement

514B-99 Penalties

514B-99.3 False statement

514B-99.5 Inapplicability of laws


Part VI. Management of Condominiums

A. Powers, Duties, and Other General Provisions

514B-101 Applicability; exceptions

514B-102 Association; organization and membership

514B-103 Association; registration

514B-104 Association; powers

514B-105 Association; limitations on powers

514B-106 Board; powers and duties

514B-106.5 Service of process

514B-107 Board; limitations

514B-108 Bylaws

514B-109 Restatement of declaration and bylaws

514B-110 Bylaws amendment permitted; mixed use property;

representation on board

514B-111 Judicial power to excuse compliance with

requirements of declaration or bylaws

514B-112 Condominium community mutual obligations

514B-113 Medical cannabis; discrimination


B. Governance - Elections and Meetings

514B-121 Association meetings

514B-122 Association meetings; minutes

514B-123 Association meetings; voting; proxies

514B-124 Association meetings; purchaser's right to vote

514B-124.5 Voting for elections; cumulative voting

514B-125 Board meetings

514B-126 Board meetings; minutes


C. Operations

514B-131 Operation of the property

514B-132 Managing agents

514B-133 Association employees; background check; prohibition

514B-134 Management and contracts; developer, managing

agent, and association

514B-135 Termination of contracts and leases of developer

514B-136 Transfer of developer rights

514B-137 Upkeep of condominium

514B-138 Upkeep of condominium; high-risk components

514B-139 Upkeep of condominium; disposition of

unclaimed possessions

514B-140 Additions to and alterations of condominium

514B-141 Tort and contract liability; tolling

of limitation period

514B-142 Aging in place or disabled; limitation on liability

514B-143 Insurance

514B-144 Association fiscal matters; assessments for

common expenses

514B-145 Association fiscal matters; collection of unpaid

assessments from tenants or rental agents

514B-146 Association fiscal matters; lien for assessments

514B-146.5 Association fiscal matters; supplemental nonjudicial

foreclosure notices; restrictions on power of sale

514B-147 Association fiscal matters; other liens affecting

the condominium

514B-148 Association fiscal matters; budgets and reserves

514B-149 Association fiscal matters; handling and disbursement

of funds

514B-150 Association fiscal matters; audits, audited

financial statement

514B-151 Association fiscal matters; lease rent renegotiation

514B-152 Association records; generally

514B-153 Association records; records to be maintained

514B-154 Association records; availability; disposal;


514B-154.5 Association documents to be provided

514B-155 Association as trustee

514B-156 Pets

514B-157 Attorneys' fees, delinquent assessments, and

expenses of enforcement


D. Alternative Dispute Resolution

514B-161 Mediation

514B-162 Arbitration

514B-162.5 Voluntary binding arbitration

514B-163 Trial de novo and appeal


Part VII. Miscellaneous Provisions

514B-191 Retaliation prohibited




L 2017, c 181, 45 (effective January 1, 2019) provides:

"SECTION 45. Condominium property regimes created prior to July 1, 2006, that were issued an effective date pursuant to [sections] 514A-40 and 514A-41, Hawaii Revised Statutes, may be sold on or after January 1, 2019, without revising any of the governing documents; provided that the developer's public report was active on January 1, 2019, and is accurate and not misleading. On January 1, 2019, all active, non-expired chapter 514A, Hawaii Revised Statutes, developer's public reports pursuant to sections 514A-40 and 514A-41, Hawaii Revised Statutes, along with their most recent disclosure abstract, if any, will be treated as non-expiring developer's public reports under part IV of chapter 514B, Hawaii Revised Statutes. Should any pertinent or material changes, or both, occur to the condominium project, the developer shall file an amended developer's public report superseding all prior reports pursuant to chapter 514B, Hawaii Revised Statutes; provided that such projects and their subsequent reports filed under chapter 514B, Hawaii Revised Statutes, shall be exempt from the conversion requirements under section 514B-84(a)(1) and (2), Hawaii Revised Statutes. Condominium property regimes created prior to July 1, 2006, that were not issued an effective date pursuant to sections 514A-40 and 514A-41, Hawaii Revised Statutes, and did not file a notice of intent pursuant to section 514A-1.5(2)(B), Hawaii Revised Statutes, shall revise their governing documents and register under chapter 514B, Hawaii Revised Statutes, for a developer to offer for sale or to sell condominiums.

Nothing contained in this Act or in the condominium property act shall be deemed to invalidate any condominium property regime that was validly created under chapter 514A, Hawaii Revised Statutes, prior to July 1, 2006."

Election to register a chapter 514A condominium under chapter 514B. L 2005, c 93, 9; L 2007, c 244, 8.

Study of the land subdivision and condominium property regime laws as they relate to agricultural land on Oahu and how these laws interact with city and county of Honolulu zoning ordinances; report to 2021 legislature. L 2019, c 278, 1 to 3.


Cross References


Building permit requirements on new developments in school impact districts, see 46-142.5.

Placement of clotheslines, see 196-8.5.


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