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New York Legalities of Installing Charger at Rental property


Apr 10, 2021
Syracuse, NY
Looking for some experience with legalities of installing a charging atation at a rental property (I am selling my house and renting for a few years).

I assume the landlord still has ultimate say if I can install one even if I use a certified electrician? The property is managed by out of state company so I worry they will not have any compassion for the living scenario.


Active Member
Oct 13, 2012
Kansas, USA
It sounds like you haven’t moved yet, so I’d get it in writing that you will be allowed to install a charging station when you sign your lease. Don’t rent from someone that won’t put it in writing that they will allow you to add a charging station with some reasonable restrictions placed on the installation.

Be ready for them to have you pay for all expenses related to the installation. In the case of a rental, it may be easier to install an outlet instead of hardwiring a charging station. By doing that, you aren’t in an ambiguous state on if you can take the EVSE with you when you move out.
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