Ansons Solicitors helps 314 homes get free solar panels

8th April 2016

The commercial team at Ansons Solicitors in Cannock and Lichfield, Staffordshire acted for Chase Community Solar Limited in a first of its kind project to put solar panels on council house roofs in Cannock Chase District.

Ansons were instructed to assist in the grant of 314 leases for photovoltaic panels on Cannock Chase District Council’s housing stock. Through the hard work of our solicitors, 314 households in Cannock Chase will now benefit from free solar power.

Our expert commercial property team was successful in the challenging negotiation and completion of all 314 leases. Each lease was completed with the council’s solicitor, working through batches of 10 to 25 leases per week. Our solicitors were then able to arrange the submission of the necessary Stamp Duty Land Tax forms and registration at the Land Registry.

Emma Wells, one of our commercial property solicitors, who led on securing the leases commented, ‘The project involved a lot of organisation but it was a very interesting matter to be involved in and I learnt a lot about the Cannock area and the installation of solar panels. I now look out for the properties where the solar panels will be installed to see if they are up yet!’

For more advice on leases or any other commercial property matter, contact Emma Wells at Ansons Solicitors in Lichfield, on 01543 267 999 or email