i live in Hawaii. We moved into an apartment that is an an addition above someone's house. The rental agreement we signed was out of date (2008) and was not notarized. I am unsure if our landlords have permits to rent the space out or if that is even a requirement here. We were attacked and threatened to be killed by the neighbors that are at the end of our street that are our landlords friends. We called the police and filed a report. Now our landlords are making it miserable for us. They are limiting and turning the hot water off when they feel like it and inviting these people over to hang out in the front yard, where we have to walk through to go anywhere. All we want now is to get out of our lease and move as we feel uncomfortable and scared to leave our house unattended or even walk our dog as they have keys to our doors. Is there a way, as a renter, i can find out if the space is even permitted to rent out in the first place?
Rental agreements do not need to be notarized to be considered valid. How much longer is left on the lease? What does the lease agreement state in regards to providing notice of early termination and any penalties for terminating early?
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