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If you have solar panels fitted to your house which you own

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If you have solar panels fitted to your house which you own out right.

The question is how much say does the electricity company have when you come to sell, do you have to pay them anything?
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  Buachaill replied 4 years ago.

Buachaill :

1. At the outset, the electricity company have absolutely no claim whatsoever on your property or on the solar panels you have installed. You simply sell your property without regard to them at any time in the future you want. Secondly, if the contract has not been performed yet, you can simply repudiate the contract and bring it to an end. Each side is then under a duty to mitigate any losses they have suffered. You can also get most of your money back in this situation but some allowance has to be made for any losses suffered by the other side. However, a better alternative is to simply make time of the essence in the contract as this entitles you to bring the contract to an end and get back everything you may have paid under the contract without limitation. Simply give 10/14 days notice that if the solar panels are not fitted within this time you will treat the contract as at an end and seek the recoupment of all your money.

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