Government grants for corporate landlords to install EV charge points

Government grants for corporate landlords to install EV charge points

14:19 PM, 30th March 2022, About 2 years ago 3

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The government scheme for EV chargepoint grants gives financial support to buy and install electric vehicle (EV) chargepoints at residential or commercial properties in the UK: Click here for the full details.

The grant amount is per chargepoint socket installed and provides up to 75% of the cost towards the purchase and installation of a chargepoint socket, limited to £350 per grant. Landlords can receive up to 200 grants a year for residential properties, and a further 100 for commercial properties.

However, you must be registered at Companies House or VAT registered with Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC). If you are not registered at either, you will not be eligible for the grant.

To access the grant, a landlord must first register. Installers approved by the Office for Zero Emission Vehicles (OZEV) can then make claims for work completed on their behalf.

The property must be located in England, Wales, Scotland or Northern Ireland.

You can apply for:

  • single-unit residential properties, such as flats and houses
  • multi-unit residential properties, such as apartment blocks
  • commercially let properties that have parking dedicated for staff use or fleet use of the tenant or prospective tenant

If you are applying for a single unit residential property, it cannot be your place of residence.

If you are applying for a commercially let property, the chargepoint must be dedicated for the use by the staff or fleets of the property’s tenant. It cannot be for public use.

Holiday rental properties are not covered by this grant

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Mick Roberts

16:10 PM, 30th March 2022, About 2 years ago

I had about 50 of these fitted about 10+ years ago. Not one been used yet.

Reluctant Landlord

16:50 PM, 30th March 2022, About 2 years ago

not asked for by any tenant yet - mind you none have cars!
Another endless ream of paperwork to look through if you do apply though and what's the chances at the end of it you are none the wiser about what benefits actually are from this grant scheme (you will have to still pay 25% of the total cost)??
What about ongoing service charges/maintenance/repair costs once outside the 3 year warranty??

Paul Baker

11:07 AM, 31st March 2022, About 2 years ago

FYI - I just had a quick skim through the eligibility criteria. You need to be registered at Companies House, or VAT registered with HMRC, therefore this scheme is aimed more at Corporations.

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