Homeowners associations in Hawaii can avoid the risk of liability by complying with the laws in their state. But, what are the Hawaii HOA laws you should know about?
The Hawaii Planned Community Associations oversees the creation, management, authority, and operation of all homeowners associations as of June 16, 1997. You can find the provisions under the Hawaii Revised Statutes Sections 421J-1 through 421J-16.
Condominiums in Hawaii must abide by the Hawaii Condominium Property Act. This Act provides guidance for the creation, management, authority, and operation of condominiums. It also covers voting rights, common expenses, and administration. You can find this Act under the Hawaii Revised Statutes. It consists of seven parts, each one divided further into sections.
The Hawaii Nonprofit Corporations Act provides guidance on the corporate procedure and structure of non-profit corporations. A majority of the HOAs in Hawaii form as non-profit corporations, which means they must abide by this Act. You can find this Act under the Hawaii Revised Statutes. It consists of 17 parts, namely:
Although homeowners associations can impose certain property use restrictions, the HOA laws of Hawaii does contain some limitations. Here are just a few of them.
The federal Fair Housing Act prohibits homeowners associations from discriminating against persons based on certain classes on a national level. The Hawaii Revised Statutes contain similar language under Title 28 Chapter 515. Hawaii’s Fair Housing laws offer protection to persons against discrimination based on race, color, ancestry, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, familial status, marital status, and disability. For persons with disabilities, HOAs must provide reasonable accommodations and follow provisions concerning the use of service animals.