As long as your building house rules permit pets, allowing tenants to have pets is your discretion. We require a pet addendum to get detailed information on each pet that the tenant is bringing into the property.
To help property owners mitigate the costs of damage from a tenant’s pet, Hawaii Revised Statutes 521-44(b) allows for a landlord to collect a pet deposit of not more than one month’s rent. This deposit is treated the same as the security deposit.
*Please note that we cannot collect pet deposits if the pet is registered as a Service Animal or Emotional Support Animal, however, the tenant is still required to submit a signed pet addendum.