No, all matters are confidential. However, you may contact the DCCA-Consumer Resource Center at 587-3295 to request information on the complaints that have been filed with them.
The Board does have several dispute resolution options: you may file an ethics complaint, arbitration request, and/or a mediation request. For more information and to receive a filing packet please contact the HBR Professional Standards Administrator at (808) 792-4945 or email the Board at
It depends on whether or not this is the REALTOR®’s first offense and how severe of an offense it is. The Board’s goal is to re-educate a violator, to assure that in the future the REALTOR® will be in compliance with the Code of Ethics. Sanctions can range from a letter of warning, a fine, attendance at their expense at an educational class, to suspension and finally to expulsion from the Board.
If your landlord is not a REALTOR®, you may call the Landlord and Tenant hotline of the DCCA at 586-2634 to see if they can give you some information on what to do.
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Note: Honolulu Board of REALTORS® receives inquiries seeking professional advice; however the Honolulu Board of REALTORS® staff is not qualified, nor licensed, by the state of Hawaii to properly address real estate or legal issues. For questions concerning these issues, consult with either the Hawaii Real Estate Commission, your Principal Broker, or an Attorney.