EV chargepoint grant for landlords

Information about the scheme, it’s eligibility and how to apply for funding

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Summary

The EV chargepoint grant for landlords is open to the following:

  • landlords of a property that lets the property

  • right to manage (RTM) companies

  • 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 on the property factor register

  • private registered providers of social housing (PRP)

  • public authorities, such as government departments and their agencies, the armed forces, local governments, the NHS and emergency services

  • charities

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 a year for residential properties, and a further 100 for commercial properties.

Eligibility

Applicants

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

In considering eligibility, OZEV will use the public authorities referenced in the Local Government Act 2003, Section 33 and the Freedom of Information Act, Schedule 1, parts 1-3.

At a later date, we will provide for PRPs, charities and property factors that do not have a Companies House or VAT registration.

Property requirements

The property where chargepoints are installed must be located in England, Wales, Scotland or Northern Ireland.

The grant can be used 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

A single unit residential property cannot be the place of residence of the applicant.

For 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.

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 by all parties using legally binding arrangements, such as legal covenants, before an installation begins.

Private parking

The space where the chargepoint(s) is installed must be a private parking space. The applicant must own the parking space or have the sole legal right to it.

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.

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.

Other

OZEV approved installers must be used for the work

OZEV approved equipment must be used for the work

Objectives

The aim of the scheme is to help the transition to electric vehicles through accelerating the provision of chargepoints in residential properties, particularly flats and rental accommodation, and at workplaces. This stimulus aims to ensure that EV drivers get the support they may need to be able to charge at home or work.

Dates

The grant is open.

How to apply

How the grant works

The grants provide funding towards 75% of the total cost of buying and installing an OZEV approved chargepoint, up to a maximum of £350 per socket installed.

The number of sockets a chargepoint has is defined by how many vehicles it can simultaneously charge.

Details of how many sockets a chargepoint has may be found on the list of OZEV approved chargepoint models.

The grant involves the following steps:

  1. The landlord must register with DVLA using the EV chargepoint grant for landlords registration form.

  2. The landlord chooses an OZEV approved installer for the work to be undertaken at an eligible property.

  3. 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 the chosen installer, who must pass the discount on to the landlord.

Note: This process may change in the future.

Before applying

Before they begin, applicants should:

  1. Familiarise themselves with the grant rules and restrictions.

  2. Discuss their needs with one or more OZEV authorised installer(s)

  3. Agree what they want installed, checking that the chargepoint they want installed is listed on the OZEV approved chargepoint model list.

  4. Identify if any upgrades are needed to their electrical supply and arrange with their distributed network operator for this to be done before applying for the grant

  5. Work out how they will manage the chargepoints once they are installed, including maintenance and electricity costs

  6. Ensure accessibility needs will be addressed when installing an EV chargepoint, particularly for EV owners who may be disabled or have mobility needs

Supporting information

Grant Total Award Amount

Please be aware that the grant scheme size of £50,000,000 is shared between the following schemes:

  • Chargepoint Grant for people renting and living in flats (formerly Electric Vehicle Homecharge Scheme)

  • Workplace Charging Scheme

  • EV chargepoint grant for landlords

Guidance for applicants is provided here:

EV chargepoint grant for landlords: customer guidance - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

Evidence required for a grant application

Installers will be asked to provide:

  • details about the chargepoints installed

  • details about the amount charged

  • details about the applicant

  • details about the address

Companies will need to provide evidence as to their status.

Audits

As part of the grant applicants must agree to participate in audit activity if they are selected.

OZEV will involve a third-party organisation to audit claims and determine compliance with the scheme’s rules, which will require access to records held by the applicant and chargepoint installer.

Occasionally, there may be an on-site visit that will require access to the chargepoint itself.