New homeowners may be forced to install £800 charging station under 2022 rule change


Every new home built from this year will be required to have an electric car charging station installed in a bid to boost demand for the new vehicles. The new rules will apply to both home and non-residential buildings built from scratch from the New Year.

“Driving the creation of high wage high skilled jobs as part of our mission to unite and level up across the country.”

Experts at Mashroom have warned landlords could stand to benefit most from the changes.

They suggest homes with charging bays could become a more “desirable commodity” in the extra few years.

This is because potential tenants could “say no“ to homes because they cannot charge their own cars at the property.

By charging overnight, PodPoint says drivers would also benefit from cheaper nighttime rates.

This means they could top up from as little as 2p per mile in a massive saving on petrol and diesel costs.

However, some have warned the changes may not fulfill the promises.

Mark Harrison, head of dcbel UK said: “It does not cover the UK’s existing housing stock, meaning 29 million homes are unaccounted for under the Government’s plans.

“We’re left asking the question – does this policy go far enough?

“Only 123,000 homes were built in 2020, and while more are planned post-COVID, there’s a strong possibility this scheme will exacerbate inequalities between the ‘haves’ and the ‘have nots’ in the UK – those who can afford new homes and those who can’t.”


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