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Would this North Korean missile launch towards Hawaii be considered a threat to our health and safety?

09.15.10

My girlfriend and I moved to Hawaii early May for a summer stay. Our lease ends this July on the 31st. It’s not too much of my concern but our parents are urging us to come back home due to the North Korean missile launch that may head towards Hawaii.

My girlfriend and I have researched this issue but there isn’t much information at our disposal. Regardless, we would like to head back home to Miami to be safe, rather than sorry. The Hawaii’s Residential Landlord-Tennant Handbook states:

Termination at Any Time – Section 63. If a condition exists within the premises that is not due to the tenant’s neglect and that substantially deprives the tenant of enjoyment of the dwelling under the rental agreement, the tenant may notify the landlord in writing of the situation and terminate the rental agreement if the condition is not remedied within one week. No notice needs to be given if the condition poses an imminent threat to health or safety. If the condition was caused by landlord’s negligence or done willfully, the tenant may recover any damages caused by the condition.

Would this “North Korean Missile Launch” be considered an “imminent threat to our health and safety” and therefore allow us to terminate our lease without penalty? What other steps and procedures should we take to properly terminate our lease?

Here are some additional links for further information:

North Korean Missile Launch
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090618/ap_on_re_as/as_koreas_nuclear

Hawaii’s Residential Landlord-Tennant Handbook
http://hawaii.gov/dcca/areas/ocp/landlord_tenant/

Thank you very much for your help and concern, Mahalo.