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(a) This chapter shall be liberally construed and applied to promote its underlying purposes and policies.
(b) The underlying purposes and policies of this chapter are:
(1) To simplify, clarify, modernize, and revise the law governing the rental of dwelling units and the rights and obligations of landlords and tenants of dwelling units;
(2) To encourage landlords and tenants to maintain and improve the quality of housing in this State; and
(3) To revise the law of residential landlord and tenant by changing the relationship from one based on the law of conveyance to a relationship that is primarily contractual in nature.
Cite this article: FindLaw.com - Hawaii Revised Statutes Division 3. Property; Family § 521-2. Purposes; rules of construction - last updated January 01, 2019 | https://codes.findlaw.com/hi/division-3-property-family/hi-rev-st-sect-521-2/
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