Hawaii Revised Statutes Division 1. Government § 171-67. Restrictions; conditions

In addition to such other restrictions or conditions that may be established by the board of land and natural resources to carry out the purpose of this chapter and of the provisions of the state constitution, all sale, lease, or lease with option to purchase, of a farm lot shall be subject to the following conditions, which shall be covenants running with the land:

(1) The lot shall be used for farm purposes only;

(2) The purchaser or lessee shall reside on the premises granted; provided that with the consent of the board, the purchaser or lessee may live off the premises if the purchaser's or lessee's residence is within a reasonable distance therefrom;

(3) The purchaser or lessee shall derive the major portion of the purchaser's or lessee's total annual income from the production of the crops or products for which production the land is granted to the purchaser or lessee; provided that this restriction shall not apply if the purchaser or lessee becomes enfeebled or is widowed;

(4) In the case of a lease, those provisions set forth in sections 171-35 , 171-36 and 171-37 , unless otherwise specifically provided in this section;

(5) In the case of a fee simple sale, the improvement required and the specific use or uses intended;

(6) For a period of five years after the issuance of a patent or lease, the purchaser or lessee shall not sell, sublet, assign, transfer, or in other manner dispose or encumber the whole or any part of the farm lot to any person not qualified to take a farm lot except by way of mortgage, testamentary bequest or devise, intestate succession, or except to a purchaser at or after sale upon the foreclosure of a mortgage.

The violation of any of such restrictions or conditions shall be sufficient for the board, upon failure of the purchaser or lessee within a reasonable period of time to remedy the default after notice thereof as provided in section 171-20 to take possession of the premises without demand or previous entry and with or without legal process and thereby determine the estate, subject to the provisions contained in section 171-21 .


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