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SOLAR PANELS


If you were given specific promises and assurances about the system that you were about to buy and those turned out to be false, you might have a claim even if the installation company no longer exists or is insolvent.

Have you been mis-sold solar panels?

 

Solar panel systems can cost several thousands of pounds and what you may not have been told is that they are not be suitable for your household. Suitability will depend on different factors such as the customer’s budget, energy usage and location of the property.

 

It is estimated that over 1 million homeowners in the UK were mis-sold solar panels that may not be as efficient as promised.

 

Typically, installation companies made false promises and assurances to their customers causing consumers to believe that they would save and also earn them money from the surplus electricity the system would be generating. This extra electricity could be sold to the national grid for a guaranteed amount, a ‘feed in tariff’.

 

If you were given specific promises and assurances about the system that you were about to buy and those turned out to be false, you might have a claim even if the installation company no longer exists or is insolvent.

WhY MAKE A SOLAR PANEL CLAIM?

 

Following a 2011 investigation, consumer rights group Which? found that 9 out of 12 companies selling solar panels gave an inaccurate estimate about how much energy they would produce. 7 out of 12 failed to consider the position of panels on the roof in relation to shade.  Such dishonesty combined with an aggressive sales technique has led to a host of solar panel mis-selling cases.

 

If you were given false promises and reassurances by solar panel companies, you might be entitled to compensation.  The amount of money that you may be owed depends on a number of factors, such as the cost of the solar panel system, and the degree of disparity between the promises made by the installers and the financial reality.

 

If you make a claim, the following outcomes might be achieved:

 

  • Compensation for money paid towards the solar panels
  • Writing off remaining balance under a financial agreement
  • Removal of the solar panels at no cost to you

How can Charles Lyndon help?

Many of the companies involved in solar panel installation have gone into liquidation. The good news is that we may even be able to pursue a claim if the company who sold you the panels has gone out of business, provided you used finance or credit card to purchase the system.

 

Charles Lyndon’s financial litigation lawyers can assess whether you have a claim and will be able to advise you on how to proceed.

Following a 2011 investigation, consumer rights group Which? found that 9 out of 12 companies selling solar panels gave an inaccurate estimate about how much energy they would produce.

Lets Talk…

If you have any questions about a specific case we are working on, would like to discuss us representing you or want to know more about who we are and what we do, then speak to our team. We will get back to you as soon as possible.

 

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Lets Talk…

If you have any questions about a specific case we are working on or want to know more about who we are and what we do, then speak to our team. We will get back to you as soon as possible.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: The information you provide will be only used by us to administer your enquiry and any response. Use of this form does not create a solicitor-client relationship and information transmitted will not necessarily be treated as privileged or confidential. If you are a client, please get in touch with your usual firm contact directly for the most timely response.

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