Do I have to have the property inspected every year?

Every licensed rental unit shall be inspected upon registration with the City’s rental program and then follows each time occupancy changes, unless an inspection has occurred within the last twelve (12) months.After twelve (12) months, an occupancy inspection shall be required prior to re-occupancy of the rental unit. In addition, every licensed rental dwelling unit shall comply with the Maryland Lead Law and complete any required lead inspection(s) prior to occupancy. All inspection documentation must be maintained by the owner and/or agent and be available for review by the City of Cumberland upon request.  Contact the Community Development Department at City Hall to schedule a housing inspection.

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1. Why do I need to license my rental and have it inspected?
2. Do I need to license my rental property if a family member is living there and not paying rent?
3. Why do I need a local Agent for my rental property?
4. My property has been sold, so I am no longer renting it out. Do I need to contact someone to remove it from the City’s rental program?
5. How much does a City inspection cost?
6. Do I have to have the property inspected every year?
7. Where can I find a lead inspector to inspect my property?
8. What is the penalty for failing to properly license or renew my rental?