PV Panels: Rooftop wrangles

Helena Davies examines the implications of installing photovoltaic solar panels on leasehold properties ‘It seems unlikely that PV panels are going to constitute a breach of covenant on the basis of their appearance alone, save in exceptional circumstances.’The relatively recent trend in installing photovoltaic solar panels (PV panels) on the roofs of buildings is born …
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Cases Referenced

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  • International Drilling Fluids Ltd v Louisville Investments (Uxbridge) Ltd [1986] Ch 513
  • Iqbal v Thakrar [2004] EWCA Civ 952
  • Re 11 and 27 Parklands View (Forfeiture) [2011] EWLVT MAN/LV/ FFT/00CF/0002; [2011] EWLVT MAN/LV/ FFT/00CF/0003
  • Tod-Heatley v Benham [1888] 40 ChD 80