- UK Finance Mortgage Lenders' Handbook for conveyancers
- Solar panels and the Lenders' Handbook
Solar panels and the Lenders' Handbook
England and Wales
Most lenders’ mortgage conditions will require the lender’s consent to be obtained to any lease.This includes a lease of roof space for solar panels.
Lenders’ requirements for leases to roof space are set out in clause 5.20 of UK Finance Mortgage Lenders' Handbook for England and Wales in both parts 1 and 2. Conveyancers, solar panel providers and home owners should refer to these requirements in the Lenders' Handbook.
Conveyancers, solar panel providers and conveyancers should refer to clause 5.14 in parts 1 and 2 of the Lenders’ Handbook for Northern Ireland. In Northern Ireland a lease of roof space is not acceptable to lenders. A lease of rights is required.
At present there is no guidance for Scotland.