Residential and commercial landlords can now claim funding for buying and installing EV chargepoints in rental and leasehold properties.
Residential landlords can claim 200 grants per year, each worth 75% of the cost of purchase and installation – up to £350.
The grant replaces the EVHS scheme and will run until 2024. It’s open to all relevant landlords across England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.
Here’s what you need to know about the new grant and how you can take advantage of it.
What type of landlords can apply for the EV grant scheme?
You can apply if you are one of the following:
- A landlord of a property that lets the property
- A right to manage company
- A company owning the freehold of a leased or rented property
- A company owning a building’s common areas
- A property factor listed in the property factor register
- A private registered provider of social housing
- A public authority - such as a local council, government department or the NHS
- A charity
Holiday rental properties are not eligible for the grant.
Are there any prerequisites?
The spaces where the chargepoints are installed must be private and owned by you. If the parking space is not attached to your property, you may need to provide the deeds to show you own it.
You will also need to be registered with Companies House or have a VAT number. If you don’t have this information, your tenant(s) can apply for an alternative grant.
The grant is provided by OZEV, meaning you will have to work with an OZEV-approved installer to receive the funding.
How many EV chargepoints can I claim?
Residential landlords can claim up to 200 grants per financial year, while commercial landlords can claim up to 100.
How can I apply?
You can then choose an OZEV-approved installer to work with who will apply for the grant on your behalf.
The Government will be launching a digital portal later in the year, making applying for a grant easier.
Where can I find more information about the EV chargepoint for landlords scheme?
All the criteria are available on the gov.uk website.
Looking for an OZEV-approved installer? Hawkesworth is here to help
We’re an OZEV (formerly OLEV) approved installer. This means if you’re looking for a dependable provider to install your chargepoints, we’re ready to go.
As we have engineers across the country, we can install chargepoints wherever you are. Whether you need to install one charger or 200, you can leave the hard work to us.
Get in touch with our team today and find out more about installing an electric vehicle charging point for your property.
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