Electric Vehicle Charge points

Installing your own electric vehicle chargepoint

If you are thinking of installing an electric vehicle chargepoint at your home or garage, please contact us first, as you’ll need our written permission to carry out the work. In some circumstances we won’t be able to provide permission. The following information will help guide you through the process.

We won’t give you permission to install a chargepoint under any circumstance if it:

  • will be in an under-croft or underground car park.
  • will be in a parking space that isn’t allocated to you.
  • will connect to an electricity supply that isn’t your own.

We can only give permission for works carried out on land owned by Golding Homes. If your chargepoint or any connected cables will run on or under land owned by someone else, including land maintained by a management company, you’ll also need to get their written permission.

In all other circumstances we’ll review your request. In reviewing your request we’ll consider whether the proposed location is suitable:

  • The chargepoint shouldn’t restrict access to neighbouring property or parking spaces.
  • There shouldn’t be any cables trailing over footpaths or roads when the chargepoint is being used.
  • The chargepoint must not be fixed to the wall of a property still under NHBC warranty (in these circumstances, a pillar charger may be more appropriate).
  • The chargepoint must not interfere with any major repair work to your home or result in any additional cost to us.

If we grant permission for you to install a charge point, you must:

  • Only use an installer that is qualified to install electric vehicle chargepoints (a qualified electrician must have additional certification to install chargepoints).
  • Provide us with a copy of the warranty and user manual once it has been installed.
  • Agree you’re responsible for the cost of any future maintenance and repairs to the chargepoint whilst you remain in your home.
  • Agree to leave the chargepoint in good working condition when you move out of your home, or to have it safely removed by a qualified person and all surfaces made good.

To apply for permission, you must provide us with details of the:

  • Make and model of the chargepoint.
  • The name of the installer (or the name of the mobility scheme if applicable).
  • A photo or map/plan, showing the location of the proposed chargepoint.
  • If applicable, a plan showing the route of any underground cabling and trenching.

You can apply for permission by completing this 

Electric vehicle charge point request

Other information and advice

If you rent or lease a flat, you may be eligible for a grant to help towards the cost of installing a charge point. For more information visit https://www.gov.uk/electric-vehicle-chargepoint-grant-household.

To find a government approved installer visit https://www.gov.uk/electric-vehicle-chargepoint-installers.

A list of approved chargepoint models is also available https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/residential-approved-chargepoint-model-list.

 

Communal electric vehicle chargepoints

Request access to a communal chargepoint

We operate a small number of pay-as-you-go communal chargepoints for the use of residents and their visitors. These are at:

  • Wrens Cross, Maidstone (Pod Point)
  • Moonstone Court, Erith (Pod Point)
  • 34 Mount Avenue, Yalding (Pod Point)
  • Sir John Fogge Avenue, Ashford (Fuuse)
  • Bottle Kiln Court, Swanscombe (Fuuse)

To request access to a chargepoint, please email help@goldinghomes.org.uk, stating your name, postal address, and email. Your email address must be the same one you used to register with the manufacturer’s chargepoint app.

Request a new communal chargepoint

We’re not currently installing new communal chargepoints. However, we are investigating suitable locations for chargepoints to be installed in the future. If you would like to register your interest, please email help@goldinghomes.org.uk.