The Electric Vehicle (EV) Chargepoint Grant For Landlords gives financial support to landlords and other entities to buy and install EV chargepoints at residential or commercial properties in the UK. The grant is provided by Office for Zero Emission Vehicles (OZEV).
To access the grant, a landlord must first register. Installers approved by the Office for OZEV can then make claims for work completed on their behalf. The grant provides funding towards the cost of buying and installing EV chargepoints. Chargepoints may be able to charge one or more vehicles simultaneously, depending on the number of sockets they have.
The grant amount given is per chargepoint socket installed. It 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 each financial year (financial year runs from 6 April to 5 April the following year) for residential properties, and a further 100 for commercial properties. These may be across a number of properties and installations or just for one property.
This grant is for entities that rent, lease or manage residential or commercial properties (referred to hereafter as landlords) and want to install EV chargepoints on their properties. You may apply for this grant if you are one of the following:
- The landlord of a property that lets the property
- Have the right to manage (RTM) company
- Companies owning the freehold of a leased or rented property
- Companies owning a building’s common areas. The company may comprise shareholders who are the leaseholders. The company may also manage the building
- Property factors listed here in the property factor register
- Private registered providers of social housing (PRP)
- Public authorities, such as government departments and their agencies, armed forces, local governments, the NHS and emergency services
You will be referred to as a landlord hereafter if you are one of the above.
You must register with OZEV and get a landlord registration number. This will allow OZEV to confirm you are eligible.
You must be registered at Companies House. If not, you must be VAT registered with Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HRMC). To register, you will need either a company registration number or a VAT registration number.
You will need to provide a contact email address and a contact address corresponding to that registered with Companies House or your VAT registration.
Your property must be located in England, Wales, Scotland or Northern Ireland. Properties in the Channel Islands and Isle of Man are not included.
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
Applying for a single-unit residential property, can’t be your place of residence.
Applying for a commercially let property, the chargepoint must be dedicated for the use by the staff or fleets of the property’s tenant. Cannot be for public use.
Holiday rental properties are not covered by this grant.
Where an installation requires cabling or other parts of the installation to be placed in or on another person’s property, or public land, access rights and permissions must be agreed upon by all parties using legally binding arrangements, such as legal covenants, before an installation begins.
If you are concerned you may exceed your grant allocation, contact LandlordAccounts@dvla.gov.uk to confirm how many grants you have been awarded. Note that DVLA will only be able to confirm the number of grants already approved and not those that may be awaiting processing or submission by an installer.
The space where you install your chargepoint(s) must be a private parking space. You must own the parking space or have the sole legal right to it. The private parking may be connected to the property or separate from it.
You must be able to show that you have the legal entitlement to the parking space if it’s separate from the property. You may prove this through the provision of Land Registry title deeds.
If you do not own the parking space or have the sole legal right to it, you cannot apply for the grant. This includes rented spaces.
The parking must be suitable for a chargepoint installation and be able to permit an eligible vehicle to be charged safely. It must be possible to access the parking space at all times. Installers are expected to determine if the parking will permit an eligible vehicle to be charged safely. OZEV will not intervene in any negative assessment made by an installer.
Where multiple chargepoints are installed at a property, each socket installed should be able to charge at least one unique and clearly defined parking bay or space.
- The landlord must register with DVLA using the EV chargepoint grant for landlords registration form.
- The landlord chooses an OZEV-approved installer for the work to be undertaken at an eligible property.
- Once work is complete, the installer applies for the grant on behalf of the landlord. The installer will need to tell OZEV what was installed and send evidence to verify this. This will include a copy of the invoice and photos of the chargepoints installed.
If the grant is awarded, OZEV will pay the grant to your installer, who must pass the discount on to you.
You will need to complete the EV chargepoint grant for landlords registration form and send it by email to LandlordAccounts@dvla.gov.uk.
Once your details are verified, DVLA will provide you with a landlord registration number for the scheme.
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