Solar panels-pv - Extra charges after installation

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Based on resolver's experience to date, when you sign a Solar Panel installation plan, you make a contract with the Solar Panel Provider. The contract has terms and conditions, setting out your rights and the things that you and the provider have agreed to do. If you feel that some terms of the contract are unclear, such as any extra charges you may be liable for, you can challenge the unclear elements of the contract.

If the Solar Panel company is approved under the Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS), you are covered by the Renewable Energy Consumer Code, which gives you some important rights. This requires that members must make it clear to the consumer before the contract is signed if there is any requirement for regular servicing, etc. Charges for these services must be reasonable in relation to the cost of the original contract and MSC members must tell consumers what these charges are likely to be before the contract is agreed.

Challenging the contract can be a difficult process, but resolver can assist you in doing so. The Law Commission and the Scottish Law Commission are proposing legal reforms to protect consumers from unfair terms and make it easier to challenge contracts where total costs are not made clear upfront. This will not come into full force until 2014.

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If you cannot resolve your issue you cannot raise your case to the Ombudsman until 8 weeks after you have first raised your complaint with your insurer, or you have received a ‘letter of deadlock’ from the company stating that they cannot resolve the issue as you have asked. Your complaint must also not be older than 9 months. For an accurate decision by the Ombudsman you should provide a detailed file of your communications and supporting documentation. In addition make sure you explain what you want as an outcome as this will help assess your case.

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