There are Four types of Tenancy in Hawaii

Tenants in Severalty

  • Sole Ownership of the property by One person or Entity.

  • If owner passes, interest in the property is determined through probate.

Tenants in Common

  • Ownership of the property by two or more persons or entities, each with a separate percentage interest.

  • For unequal interest, the degree of each owner's interest must be specified.

  • If an owner passes, that owner's interest is determined through probate.

Tenants by the Entirety

  • Available to married couples or Hawaii civil union partners or registered reciprocal beneficiaries.

Joint Tenancy

  • Ownership by two or more individuals, each with equal interest in the property.

  • If an owner passes, that owner's interest automatically transfers to the surviving tenant.

  • Any Owner may sever the joint tenancy by conveying his or her intent.