Law LPH 19/2009, of November 23

Law 19/2009 of November 23, 2009

Law 19/2009, of November 23, 2009, on measures for the promotion and procedural streamlining of rental and energy efficiency in buildings, which in its third article, Article 17 of the Horizontal Property Law (LPH) adds a new paragraph 3 which states:

"If an electric vehicle recharging point for private use is to be installed in the parking lot of the building, provided that it is located in an individual parking space, only prior communication to the community that it will proceed with its installation will be required. the cost of said installation will be assumed in full by the person or persons directly interested in the same".

The normal thing is that the Communities of Proprietors adopted the agreement in Meeting of Proprietors to make a general pre-installation for all the existing squares in agreement with the established in the Complementary Technical Instruction (ITC) BT 52.

Pre-installation that is already mandatory for newly constructed buildings (R,D.1053/2014) and that as the term of those 30 years approaches, it will also be mandatory for all existing buildings, if the owners of those squares want to continue circulating with electric cars.

If the Community of Owners does not adopt, for the time being, the agreement, but I own a parking space and I want to install a recharge point in it, there are two variants: that the space is in the garage of the building where I live, or that I have it in a building other than the one where I live.

If the garage is in the building where I live

  • Communicate it in writing to the President or to the Property Manager of the Community of Owners
  • The normal thing is to make a derivation from the meter of our house to the garage. In that case my meter will be common for the house and the garage and the contracted power will remain the same. It requires to have a digital electric meter, which are the new ones that are being installed
  • It could also be done from the general control and protection panel of our house, but its installation is very difficult and costly to have to carry a cable from the house to the garage.
  • As in a single-family house, to install a normal (slow) recharging point, at 16 Amps and about 3.7 KW of power, it would not be necessary to install a second meter.  Recharging will take about 8 to 12 hours. 

If the parking space is in a building in which I do not live

  • Communicate it in writing to the President or to the Property Manager of the Community of Owners.
  • To contract an exclusive electric line for the recharge of the electric car.
  • Derive an individual meter from the general meter of the community garage. This option is more difficult due to the permits that have to be obtained, although it is cheaper, since it will have to be approved by the Owners' Meeting.
  • It will be necessary to consider if the power contracted by the garage can cover the new installations. The most probable thing is that when there are several people who request it, it will not be enough.
  • If there are many people who wish to install a recharging point in their parking spaces, an electric vehicle recharging manager can be contracted. The installation with the supply, meter and charging point would be paid by the manager and then, monthly or every two months, he would charge each user what has been contracted. This is a good solution for large garages or for people who rent their parking spaces.

Infrastructure support for electric mobility

Charger installation projects are subject to aid under the Moves III plan.