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This year, the eligibility criteria for the Electric Vehicle Homecharge Scheme (EVHS) is changing.

Initially launched for homeowners in 2019, the scheme will be extended to Landlords, social housing providers and Building Owners, funding up to £350 of the cost of a charging socket. A maximum grant of up to £70k is permitted, with a limit of 200 applications per year, per applicant.

From the 1st April 2022, the Homecharge Grant will no longer be applicable for owners of single unit properties such as bungalows, detached, semi-detached or terrace housing. This means that applicants must have charge points installed by the 31st March 2022, with claims submitted to the DVLA by the 30th April 2022.

EVHS funding can still be claimed by those living in flats or rental accommodation with off-street parking and a qualifying electric vehicle, with a maximum limit of one application per person.

Following updates to the Building Regulations, all new homes are now legally required to have EV charging points installed. We understand that this is relatively new territory for Managing Agents, and our experts can support you through the process. Get in touch today!