Electrifying your buy to let offer

As a residential or commercial landlord, you’re aware that there are a huge number of people currently searching for their next rental property, and a good proportion of them will be interested in properties with electric car charging facilities. Installing such a sought-after facility in your buy to let will help your property stand out from the crowd.

The Government has introduced a grant for landlords to install electric charging points, following its announcement of a ban on the sale of new petrol and diesel cars from 2030. The chargepoint grant replaces the Electric Vehicle Homecharge Scheme.

How much does it cost?
UK landlords will be able to apply for 75% of the costs (up to a maximum of £350).

Who is eligible?
A landlord must be the owner of any parking area and must be VAT registered or registered at Companies House.

You must also fit these criteria:

  • landlord with property to let
  • right to manage (RTM) company
  • residents’ management company (RMC)
  • company or person owning the freehold of a property
  • company owning a building’s common areas, including shareholders who are the leaseholders
  • property factor in Scotland
  • private registered provider of social housing (PRP)
  • public sector organisation - for example government departments, local councils, the armed forces or the NHS and emergency services
  • charity that manages or owns residential property
  • If you’re a company, charity, or public sector organisation, you must be registered in the UK to apply

You cannot apply if you live in the property, your property is only rented out as a holiday rental, or you rent your car parking spaces from someone else.

How do I apply?
You can apply online