OZEV GRANT FOR INSTALLING EV CHARGING POINT FOR LANDLORDS EXPLAINED
With the inevitability of moving to electric vehicles to reduce our carbon footprint, now is the time to start planning for the future. To assist landlords with providing EV charging to their tenants, the government has developed two OZEV grants. The EV infrastructure grant for residential car parks and the EV chargepoint grant for landlords. These grants have been designed to save landlords thousands of pounds on infrastructure and installing EV chargers. To help you understand the OZEV landlord grants we’ve answered some key questions.
If you are a commercial landlord or workplace, you may be eligible for the workplace infrastructure grant for staff and fleets.
LANDLORD GRANT FOR INSTALLING EV CHARGING POINT
The EV infrastructure grant for residential car parks enables businesses and organisations who rent, lease, or manage residential properties to save on infrastructure and installing EV chargepoints. The properties must be multi-unit such as apartment blocks or an estate of multiple buildings sharing common parking. Landlords can claim per parking space, up to £500 for infrastructure and up to £350 per chargepoint installed. If more chargepoints are required, they can be claimed via the EV chargepoint grant for landlords. To claim the infrastructure grant landlords must have five bays provisioned with one working charger. There is a maximum saving of £30,000 per grant application with a maximum of up to 30 grants available per financial year. As well as one grant per building. All chargepoints are only to be used by residential units with the spaces clearly marked.
Landlords who only require EV chargepoints installing, can apply for the EV chargepoint grant for landlords. Residential landlords can claim 200 grants a year and commercial landlords 100 grants a year. These may be across a number of properties and installations or just for one property. Up to £350 per chargepoint installed can be claimed.
For both grants, the total amount of grant funding is capped at 75% of the cost of the installation and infrastructure.
AM I ELIGIBLE FOR THE OZEV EV CHARGEPOINT GRANTS?
For both the EV infrastructure grant for residential car parks and the EV chargepoint grant for landlords, the following criteria must be met:
- Use an OZEV approved contractor and install OZEV approved EV chargepoints.
- Applicants must be a registered with Companies House or have VAT registration with HMRC.
- The property must have associated private parking.
Additional criteria for the EV infrastructure grant for residential car parks:
- Where the property is mix use, the grant can only be used for parking spaces allocated to its residential units.
- You must first register with DVLA using the EV infrastructure grant for residential car parks registration form and email to LandlordAccounts@dvla.gov.uk.
- Five bays must be provisioned with one working charger and spaces must be clearly marked.
Additional criteria for the EV chargepoint grant for landlords:
- Register with the DVLA using the EV chargepoint grant for landlords registration form and email to LandlordAccounts@dvla.gov.uk.
- For commercial, the chargers can only be used by staff and fleet.
Full details of each OZEV grant can be found on the government website.
WHO IS CONSIDERED TO BE A LANDLORD FOR THE GRANTS?
To be considered as a landlord when applying for the grants you will need to be one of the following:
- Landlord of a property that lets the property.
- 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 factor listed on the property factor register.
- Private registered providers of social housing (PRP).
- Public authorities.
- Housing association (infrastructure grant only).
- Residents’ management company (infrastructure grant only).
How do i claim the grant?
Firstly, you will need to register with the DVLA using the relevant grant form. If approved the DVLA will provide you with a landlord registration number which you then pass onto Trent VC. Once the work is complete, we will apply for the grant on your behalf and deduct the amount from your installation cost.
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Frequently asked questions
OZEV is the Office for Zero Emission Vehicles. This body is responsible for electric charge point grants such as the Electric Vehicle Homecharge Scheme (EVHS) and the Workplace Charging Scheme (WCS).
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