Purchased home 9/12/19. Prior to purchase I completed a transfer agreement to assume solar lease, which was valid if certain conditions were met prior to finalizing the sale/closing. Three months later the solar panel company states transfer was not approved; therefore, transfer agreement is not valid. Since property has already sold/closed, we request solar panel company remove their equipment from our home. They refuse to do so. They claim to have an active agreement, which is true, but that is with the former owner, not us. They have no contract with us and no lien or UCC against the property. That was removed prior to closing. They claim they are trying to avoid holding the seller in breach of contract and refuse to remove the equipment. Can they do that?
If I were you, I would contact my title insurance to see if they can assist me in this matter. You should also put the solar company on written notice as the new owner of the house that you have no privity of contract with them and demand the removal of their panels. At least this helps create a paper trail. You also should contact your closing attorney and enlist their assistance. Finally, you can contact any of us who answer you here and/or utilize the Find a Lawyer function on this site to further explore your options. Good luck.
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