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Good afternoon, it is confusing why the solar panels issue is with the land registry - are the solar panels owned by you as part of the property or were they leased?
When you say "before the deeds can be put in my name", who's name are the deeds currently in?
Yes that is fair enough that they want proof of ownership, but this would not normally be via the land registry but usually confirmation from the company who own the solar panels.
When you bought the property your solicitor at the time should have dealt with this for you, was this issue bypassed by them?
I would most definitely contact your solicitor from when you purchased because there seems to be some form of negligence somewhere.
It depends on what the solicitor says - a whole file review would need to be done. I cannot provide legal advice based on limited information. As it stands, it seems your solicitor is to blame because this should have been dealt with at the time, which is why my first advice is to contact him. Depending on whether they admit their negligence or provide a defence/reason for why they omitted to deal with this would depend on your next step.
Well if it goes back to the solicitor they will need the opportunity to rectify their error - you can make a claim against negligence if you believe the costs you would be awarded would outweigh any legal fees involved in bringing the claim I cannot guarantee you would win because as mentioned a whole file review would need to be carried out and them given the chance to make right.
In which case please raise a fresh new question for a litigation expert to pick up. Your question was initially based on issues surrounding selling the property, but you are now asking regarding litigation which are two separate areas of law.