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Tenant Long-Term Rental Information

Hawaii Life’s team of long-term rental professionals streamline the process to help you find the ideal property to suit your lifestyle. We take pride in the properties we represent and we hope to make your time in our managed property an exceptional experience.


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Application Process

Hawaii Life Long-Term Rentals is the exclusive agent and representative of the property owner and does not, in any respect, have any fiduciary or agency responsibilities to the applicant. All federal, state and local laws are followed and each application is processed without regard to the race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin of the applicant. Our team of professionals is regularly trained and educated on the latest local, state and federal statutes pertaining to rental regulations.

Rental Policies

General. Applications must meet all requirements laid out in the Hawaii Life Long-Term Rental Guidelines. Each applicant must be 18 years of age and older must complete a separate application and pay the application fee of $30 per individual, which is non-refundable. Processing: Each application must be completed, signed, and the fee paid before being processed. Additional applications will continue to be accepted until an approved applicant has signed the lease and paid the security deposit. A copy of any state or federal issued ID is required and will become part of the completed application. Hawaii Life Long-Term Rentals does not accept co-signers. Tenants must qualify by themselves and/or with co-applicants.

Rental History. Applicants must have good rental references unless the applicant has recently sold their home. Relatives are not acceptable as rental references. An application may be denied for evictions, damages beyond normal wear and tear, illegal activity on premises, refusal to re-rent by a previous landlord, or a balance still owed to a previous landlord. Income: Application may be denied unless rent is no more than 45% of verifiable household income. Applicants are required to include a copy of their last two bank statements as proof of monthly income.

Credit. All information showing on an applicant’s credit report is subject to verification, including previous address and place of employment. Some items that are looked at include late payment, tax liens, charge-offs, repossessions, judgments and discharged bankruptcies. Any applicant who has an open bankruptcy will automatically be denied, with the exception of applicants that have poor credit caused by foreclosure on their home. A tenant must have proper documentation showing that the payment had significantly increased and was the cause of the poor credit. FICO scores under 650 will be denied.

Criminal Background. Automatic denial to any applicant with a felony conviction less than 5 years from release. Felony convictions can be cause for denial, however, per federal regulations, drug and alcohol use felonies can be waived with proper documentation. Regardless of the conviction date, no applicant with a felony conviction for an act of violence, sex crimes, or illegal manufacturing or distribution of drugs will be accepted.

Pet Policy. Pets are considered only if they are allowed on the property (some condominiums prohibit and/or restrict pets) and only after the property owner has approved, in writing, a specific type of pet. If approved, a Pet Addendum must be completed and signed along with the lease. When pets are allowed, a pet deposit will be collected and can range from $300 per pet, up to a full month’s rent, depending on the requirements of the property owner. Service animals need to be disclosed prior to the signing of the lease. Service animals are accepted as per the guidelines set forth by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

Please note that we do not rent to tenants unless they have viewed a property personally or have arranged for someone they trust to view it prior to completing a rental application.

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