Lead-based color – Under federal law, all apartments built before 1978 must have completed this form and signed it by the tenant to ensure that they are aware of the existence of this type of paint in the structure. Refund of deposits: the period for refunding the deposit (after possible deductions) is fourteen (14) days after the termination of the rental contract. The owner must also provide in writing a detailed description of the deducted funds, damages and repair costs. An owner who does not do so in time renounces his right to money. The only exception is if the tenant leaves without proper notice. The laws of Hawaii have a deadline for the return of the deposit as soon as the contract is terminated. Section §521-44 (c) emphasizes that the landlord has 14 days to return the deposit to the tenant after the termination of the contract. . .