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Legal framework for condominiums

Before allowing owners to install a charger, all owners should be warned, as this could cause major difficulties in the near future!

The condominium challenge

With regard to the installation of chargers in private condominiums, most solutions do not ensure the counting of the energy consumed by each of the condominium owners; nor does it foresee the probable power constraints, as the tenants install more chargers: since energy from the power supply panel for common spaces will normally be used, which will continue to supply existing consumption (such as lighting, ventilation, elevators, gates ,…).


Without an intelligent solution, there will quickly no longer be enough power to meet the charging needs of all tenants, causing issues of inequality.

In this way, it is imperative to have a solution that manages to distribute power equitably to everyone, starting with the investment in a new dedicated electrical infrastructure (pre-installation), which allows all owners to, at any time, make the decision to place the your charger and purchase your electric vehicle.


Contact us and get a proposal with a viable solution, predicting the future and avoiding serious problems!


Legal framework does not provide for technical limitations


In the case of existing buildings, the legislation in force defines that:   


“The installation, by any owner, tenant or legal occupant, at their own cost, of electric vehicle battery charging points or electrical outlets that meet the technical requirements defined by the General Directorate of Energy and Geology (DGEG) is permitted. ”

Decree Law No. 90/2014, of June 11


That is, any resident of the building is allowed to install a charger for his Electric Vehicle (EV) in a common area of the building, and the cost of this equipment is his responsibility.


Only prior written communication addressed to the condominium administrator will be required, whose  must be sent at least 30 days in advance.


The condominium administration may object to the installation of the charging point or electrical outlet when:

  • After the resident intends to install, proceed, within 90 days, to install a charging point for shared use.

  • The building already has a loader.

  • The installation of the equipment puts the safety of people or property at risk or harms the architecture of the building.


With regard to new or rebuilt buildings, since 2011, they are obliged to include a pre-installation of an electrical socket in each parking space.


Our partner UVE (Association of Electric Vehicle Users), has even more detailed information on the applicable law,here.

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