Prospective home buyers are adding electric car charging points to their wish lists, according to new data from property website Rightmove.

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Analysis by the portal found that the number of homes for sale, which mention a charging point on the premises or nearby, has increased six-fold (or by more than 541%) in the past year. New homes were not included in the data, to demonstrate the change in homeowners’ priorities.

According to Rightmove, the number of homes for sale, which make car chargers a selling point has increased by a third since September. The change is thought to demonstrate the growing importance of green credentials, as well as the likely impact of the recent fuel crisis.

The report says that estate agents have reported more prospective buyers asking about charging points. It also predicts increasing demand for car chargers as people seek to improve their carbon footprint.

Tim Bannister, Rightmove’s property expert, said: “This study is an interesting example of how growing awareness about the environment and energy efficiency can impact the property market. The number of electric vehicle charging points is continuing to rise, and in turn, we’re hearing from agents that potential buyers are increasingly adding access to a charging point to their list when choosing the right home.”

“Alongside the energy performance of a home, we anticipate electric car charging points will become more important for buyers over the next few years, and will be an additional selling point for movers listing their home.”

Meanwhile, a third of estate agents had seen an increase in demand for energy-efficient homes over the past year, according to new data from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.

Read more about this story on the Rightmove website.


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Nicolas Holmes

Nick joined Robert Holmes to inject fresh ideas and help grow the New Homes department of Robert Holmes as well as helping to inject technology into the business and to grow its client base. Together with one of the Directors Nick is in charge of all Development opportunities that Robert Holmes deals with along with sales. Aged 40, he provides succession together with the two existing directors. Nick has always been focused on building client relationships and sales. He built up his own gallery in Chelsea, where he had a loyal following of customers and artists.

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