75% discount on electric vehicle charging points open to landlords

Sales of electric vehicles increased by 186% in 2020 and are set to rise further as the world moves away from fossil fuels and further embraces greener energy.

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Property Reporter
14th April 2022
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Propertymark has welcomed a new government initiative, the ChargePoint grant, as a replacement for the Electric Vehicle Homecharge Scheme. Under the new grant, landlords will be able to apply for 75% of the cost of charging points (up to £350) where they own parking areas. However, landlords must be VAT registered or registered at Companies House to be eligible.

A related scheme enables tenants to apply for a similar grant on their own behalf. However, where landlords do not meet the registration requirements, tenants can apply themselves for a grant to have a charging point installed.

Timothy Douglas, Head of Policy and Campaigns at Propertymark, comments: “The announcement of ChargePoint grants for landlords is welcomed and due to the size of the private rented sector and the substantial role it will play in a greener future, we hope that in time, the scope of eligible landlords can be widened to meet the changing needs of tenants and help towards our Net Zero targets.”

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