Mis-Sold Solar Panel Claims
Have you been mis-sold solar panels and promised returns that never came? Our expert panel of mis-sold Solar Panel Solicitors may be able to help you claim compensation.
What are Mis-Sold Solar Panels?
Solar panels, in theory, seem like a good idea. Through purposely devised sales techniques people are sold solar panels on the basis that they can reduce energy bills and, in some cases, are told that any surplus electricity produced could be sold on, producing an income for them.
However, in our experience, this never materialised. For the individuals our panel have assisted with a mis-sold solar panel claim, our panel of solicitors have found that the above representations were completely false and the solar panels were never suitable to start with.
Now, our panel of mis-sold solar panel solicitors are bringing forward claims on behalf of UK solar panel owners. Find out today if you can claim mis-sold solar panel compensation.
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Were you sold “self-funding” solar panels?
Whilst the solar panels cost several thousand of pounds, our clients were told not to worry. They were told that they could take out finance with one of a number of banks and that the money they saved on their energy bills would more than cover the monthly repayments.
Again, however, in our experience, this never materialised. Our clients have found that the income generated through the “Feed-In Tariff” is often substantially and significantly lower than what they were promised by the solar panel agent at the time of the sale.
In the cases that our panel of solicitors have dealt with, clients have had to top up monthly repayments out of their own savings. This can, in some cases, have a serious financial implication for our clients.
Do I have a Mis-sold Solar Panel claim?
Our panel of solicitors has been instructed by several clients who have advised them that they were misled into purchasing solar panels using a finance agreement (or part-funded by way of a credit card). They were told that the solar panels would be an investment, that the solar panels would pay for themselves, and in some cases that if the solar panels produced a surplus amount of electricity they could then sell the surplus electricity.
They were often told that any savings they made would more than cover their monthly finance repayments and that there was nothing to lose. Unfortunately, this never happened and clients are now faced with crippling finance repayments and broken promises.
In our opinion, if you have paid for solar panels using a finance agreement or credit card, and were advised that your solar panels would either generate a surplus amount of electricity; result in you reducing your energy bills and that the saving would cover the monthly finance repayments, you may have a claim if, in reality, none of the above was true. In such a case, our panel may be able to bring a claim on your behalf for damages.
For a free no-obligation and confidential chat please contact our panel by completing an enquiry form. If they can assist then our panel will happily work on a no win no fee basis.
What are the criteria for having a valid Solar Panel claim?
- You purchased or paid a deposit for the solar panels using a method of finance (either a finance agreement or credit card
- The solar panels were purchased within the last 6 years
- You were misled about the performance of the solar panels
- You were told the system would produce a financial benefit that is not being achieved.
- There is a significant deficit each month between the financial benefits of the solar panels (energy bill reduction) and the finance repayments, but this was never explained to you at the point of sale.
How can ClaimExperts.co.uk help with my solar panel claim?
If you have purchased solar panels using a method of credit in the last six years, our experienced panel of mis-sold solar panel solicitors can help you recover compensation for any losses that you may have suffered.
This compensation can cover include:
- your initial investment;
- any balance of your finance agreement;
- the cost of removing the solar panels;
- and the cost to make good any damage to your property.
Our group of solicitors are fully aware of the aggressive sales techniques and the various misrepresentations (about the system and the benefits of having solar panels) told to individuals to coerce them into buying the solar panels and taking out finance to fund the purchase.
Unfortunately, having taken out finance to fund the solar panels, clients often find the finance repayments outweigh any savings and/or benefits that they received because of the solar panels.
What can I do if the company that sold the Solar Panels are no longer trading?
A few of the solar panel companies in question have been dissolved in the past 12 months. This is due to the ongoing coverage of the practices of these firms and the mis-selling involved. So, many of the companies that have been carrying out these practices are no longer trading.
Fortunately, the law can still protect you. Under Section 75 of the Consumer Credit Act, if you have purchased items costing over £100 using a finance agreement or credit card you will still be protected.
If you have used finance or a credit card to buy solar panels, including a deposit, then you are still able to bring an action against the sales company for any damages you have suffered due to misrepresentation, regardless of whether they have ceased trading.
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