ARMA Advisory Note - Electric Vehicles in Residential Leasehold Management Developments

If you are thinking of asking your Managing Agent if you can have an electric charging point for your electric vehicle then there are a number of points you need to take into consideration. Alternatively you may be a developer about to embark on a new scheme and are considering whether to install electric call points into the parking spaces or communal areas, then this is an advice note you need to read.

In the Greater London Authority, for example, they have stated that 20% of parking spaces within new developments need charge points. But how does this equate to the allocation of car parking spaces within leasehold scheme. Developers should consider including Electric Car Club Facilities with developments for the benefit of all residents.

As a mandatory requirement electric charging points should be installed to all parking spaces and connected to the leaseholders main Smart meter. This can be initially capped off and activated by the residents when an electric vehicle is purchased. Every new build scheme should have the ability for every car parking space to be “electric ready” and going one step further the lease should be written to reflect the future changes needed.

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Revised August 2019