2021 Hawaii Revised Statutes
Title 28. Property
508C. Uniform Environmental Covenants Act
508C-5 Validity; effect on other instruments.
§508C-5 Validity; effect on other instruments. (a) An environmental covenant that complies with this chapter shall run with the land.
(b) An environmental covenant that is otherwise effective shall be valid and enforceable even if:
(1) It is not appurtenant to an interest in real property;
(2) It can be or has been assigned to a person other than the original holder;
(3) It is not of a character that has been recognized traditionally at common law;
(4) It imposes a negative burden;
(5) It imposes an affirmative obligation on a person having an interest in the real property or on the holder;
(6) The benefit or burden does not touch or concern real property;
(7) There is no privity of estate or contract;
(8) The holder dies, ceases to exist, resigns, or is replaced; or
(9) The owner of an interest subject to the environmental covenant and the holder are the same person.
(c) An instrument that creates restrictions or obligations with respect to real property that would qualify as activity or use limitations except for the fact that the instrument was recorded before July 6, 2006, shall not be invalid or unenforceable because of any of the limitations on enforcement of interests described in subsection (b), or because it was identified as an easement, servitude, deed restriction, or other interest. This chapter shall not apply in any other respect to such an instrument.
(d) This chapter shall not invalidate or render unenforceable any interest, whether designated as an environmental covenant or other interest that is otherwise enforceable under the law of this State. [L 2006, c 279, pt of §2]
"July 6, 2006," substituted for "the effective date of this chapter".