Can the Condominium Owners Association in Hawaii evict a unit owner who is undesirable?

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Read your governing documents to determine which owner behaviours violate the agreements that the owner signed when the owner purchased a unit.

'Undesireable' is a judgmental word that requires more precise definition. 'Drug dealer', 'non-payer of assessments', 'brothel keeper', 'noisy party host' each defines a different level of 'undesireable'.


Usually governing documents provide processes and techniques for notifying an owner who behaves in ways that are not allowed by the governing documents. Remedies may include fines, which can become automatic liens on the owner's title.

The foreclosure route is generally the only route for removing an owner from a community, and money arrears may be the easiest route to foreclosure. (If illegal activity is taking place, notify the local authorities.)
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