666-7 Jurisdiction; joinder. In any action for summary possession begun under this chapter, the plaintiff may join claims for rent, lodging, board, profits, damages, and waste, where these arise out of and refer to the land or premises, irrespective of the amount claimed.

In any such action, whether the ground or cause is nonpayment of rent or otherwise, the plaintiff may join in the action a prayer for accrued rent due, if any, and also for rent, profits, and damages up to the time of judgment, if such is rendered in the plaintiff's favor, without prejudice to such action or ground for summary possession as may be set forth in the complaint. [L 1915, c 171, 1; am L 1923, c 93, 1; RL 1925, 2780; RL 1935, 4015; RL 1945, 10406; am L 1945, c 216, 1; RL 1955, 240-7; HRS 666-7; am L 1972, c 90, 8(d); gen ch 1985]


Rules of Court


See DCRCP rule 18.


Case Notes


Holding over after notice of change of rent. 30 H. 29 (1927).

Recoupment for damages by reason of illegal eviction. 30 H. 434 (1928).

Items of damage recoverable by lessor. 30 H. 853 (1929).

Jurisdiction of district court where defendant demanded trial by jury, discussed. 70 H. 288, 769 P.2d 1091 (1989).

This chapter does not preclude a landlord from joining a breach of contract action, seeking damages as measured by future rent, with a summary possession action. 84 H. 75, 929 P.2d 88 (1996).

Cited: 27 H. 308, 322 (1923); 40 H. 236 (1953).



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