Legal Aid Society of Hawaii sees uptick in questions from renters and landlords

October 5, 2020

The state's eviction moratorium has been pushed back until the end of the month, but the Legal Aid Society of Hawaii is still seeing an uptick in questions from both renters and landlords.

Dan O'Meara the managing attorney on housing at Legal Aid says evicting someone because they're not paying rent is not allowed.

However, people can still be evicted for other reasons such as criminal activity violating building codes or threatening the health and safety of other people.

He says some landlords are calling him to look for potential loop-holes in the moratorium.

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