Mis-sold Solar Panels? How to find out if you have a compensation claim.
Many UK homeowners have been mis-sold the benefits of having solar panels installed. With the prices of panels dropping over the years, you may have thought it was a perfect opportunity to get solar PV panels installed. However, if you have experienced higher bills than expected or haven’t seen the extra income you were sold on, talk to TLW Solicitors today for a no-obligation chat and find out if you have a compensation claim.
If a company overstated the benefits of having panels installed and said they would ‘pay for themselves’ or be ‘self-funding’, and you know this is not the case, you may have been involved in solar panel mis-selling.
Read a solar panel mis-selling case study where we saved a client a total of £15,535.40 and they kept their solar panels.
We act on a ‘no win no fee’ basis and you pay us nothing if your case is unsuccessful. So you have nothing to lose.
TLW Solicitors are financial mis-selling experts who specialise in claiming compensation for mis-sold services. Solar panel compensation claims are for those who were misled into having solar panels installed and ultimately mis-sold the benefits of solar panels.
If you think you may have been involved in solar panel mis-selling or have a solar panel complaint, please get in touch with TLW Solicitors’ financial mis-selling litigation team today. You may be eligible to claim compensation and if you bought solar PV panels under a finance agreement, get the outstanding finance written off.
TLW Solicitors act on a ‘no win no fee’ basis and you pay nothing if your compensation claim is unsuccessful. So you have nothing to lose.
Solar Panel Mis-selling background
For many years, companies have been advising that buying a solar power system (sometimes known as solar PV panels) for your home was a fantastic way to save and also earn money from the surplus electricity the solar energy system would be generating. This extra electricity could be sold to the national grid for a guaranteed amount, a ‘feed-in tariff’.
However, many companies were mis-selling solar panels by misleading customers about how much income and savings they would make. This may have included an exaggeration of the amount of electricity generated or how much their electricity bills would reduce by.
Worse still, many people used finance or credit to purchase the systems and have been left with expensive monthly payments, including costly solar panel insurance, on top of still having to pay for their electricity.
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.
You may have been mis-sold solar panels and should contact TLW Solicitors if the sales process of your solar pv panels involved any of the following:
- Misleading information about the amount of electricity your solar power system would produce.
- Misleading information about the amount of money you would be paid under the feed-in tariff.
Even if the company that sold the solar cell system is no longer around, we may be able to claim reimbursement and compensation, namely:
- The money you have paid to date for the system.
- Recover interest on those sums.
- Write off your future payments under any finance agreement.
How can I make a solar panel claim?
If you believe you have been mis-sold solar pv panels, please call us on 0800 169 5925 or use our simple enquiry form and one of our mis-sold solar panel team will contact you about your claim.
For answers to any FAQ’s about making a mis-sold solar panel claim, please watch our information videos.
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