• Survey says 58% of buyers find solar panels add to the appeal of a property
  • A total of 77% of homeowners saved money on energy bills with solar panels
  • More than half of homeowners with solar panels would take panels to new home

Solar panels make a property more appealing to buy, a new survey has revealed – but homebuyers are being urged to check if they are included in the sale.

The new research by Direct Line found that 58 per cent of buyers find solar panels add to the appeal of a property.

However, some buyers may fail to realise that solar panels are not automatically included in a sale, with the property seller potentially taking them to their new home.

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Solar panels typically cost between £6,000 and £10,000 depending on the system installed, it said.

The survey found that 77 per cent of homeowners said they have saved money on their energy bills due to solar panels.

They saved an average of £264 a year, with some reporting savings of more than £480 a year.

The cost of installing solar panels has fallen dramatically as they have become more popular, with the typical outlay falling 82 per cent between 2010 and 2019, according to Direct Line.

However, the cost is still prohibitive for many, and a total of 62 per cent of the 2,000 survey respondents said they had no plans to install them.

Read more: DailyMail

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