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    • Lisa199211
    • By Lisa199211 22nd Oct 19, 7:28 PM
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    • 22nd Oct 19, 7:28 PM
    Green deal 22nd Oct 19 at 7:28 PM
    Hi,

    Has anyone had solar panels installed?

    Have offered on a property that has a green deal for solar panels, vendor said they will come to an agreement to pay off and are looking for me to contribute towards this, possibly £1500.

    They have not had any payment for the energy generate, can anyone give me advice as Iím feeling lost
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    • D_M_E
    • By D_M_E 22nd Oct 19, 9:38 PM
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    Don't see why you should be contributing to paying off the Green Deal, especially since the vendor says they have never had a payment from any feed in tariff.

    It's for the vendor to pay it off is what my solicitor said when I last looked into the Green Deal.

    There have been reports where buyers have pulled out rather than be saddled with ongoing Green Deal payments added to their engery bills and vendors have had to pay off such agreements.
    • sevenhills
    • By sevenhills 22nd Oct 19, 9:50 PM
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    • 22nd Oct 19, 9:50 PM
    Has anyone had solar panels installed?

    Have offered on a property that has a green deal for solar panels, vendor said they will come to an agreement to pay off and are looking for me to contribute towards this, possibly £1500.

    They have not had any payment for the energy generate, can anyone give me advice as Iím feeling lost
    Originally posted by Lisa199211

    When I bought my house, it wasn't even raised that the solar panels were a separate item.
    That would be like putting your house up for sale, then saying that you wanted £2,000 extra for the garage.

    • diggingdude
    • By diggingdude 22nd Oct 19, 9:51 PM
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    • 22nd Oct 19, 9:51 PM
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    i would make the vendor pay, wouldn't want to be paying it myself. Is it just the panels or are they paying for a boiler also?
    House owner as of 27.3.2019
    • Lisa199211
    • By Lisa199211 22nd Oct 19, 11:01 PM
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    • 22nd Oct 19, 11:01 PM
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    • 22nd Oct 19, 11:01 PM
    That’s what my partner thinks.

    Green deal has round 18 years left to run and it’s only for the solar panels
    • sevenhills
    • By sevenhills 22nd Oct 19, 11:07 PM
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    • 22nd Oct 19, 11:07 PM
    Thatís what my partner thinks.

    Green deal has round 18 years left to run and itís only for the solar panels
    Originally posted by Lisa199211

    Some 'green deals' are linked to the energy meter, not the house holder. I believe, not 100% sure

    • Lisa199211
    • By Lisa199211 24th Oct 19, 11:37 PM
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    • 24th Oct 19, 11:37 PM
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    • 24th Oct 19, 11:37 PM
    Thanks all.

    I have asked the solicitor to have the vendor pay off the green deal before I take ownership, if they say no then I’ll look for another property.

    The houses sale fell through recently due to the solar panels, need to wait and see what they say
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    • By FreeBear 25th Oct 19, 12:02 AM
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    • 25th Oct 19, 12:02 AM
    I have asked the solicitor to have the vendor pay off the green deal before I take ownership, if they say no then Iíll look for another property.
    Originally posted by Lisa199211

    That would have been my position also.
    When this green deal lark came out, I had a quick look at it as a way of funding some improvements (boiler, double glazing, insulation). It didn't take long to work out that the interest payments made it an extremely expensive way of funding the work. Sure, I would have saved a little on energy costs, but no where near enough to make a green deal remotely attractive.


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