Q: Can I sue my solar company for misleading sales tactics in Texas?
About 3 months ago, I was provided a presentation on some solar panels. There were several key points in the presentation that convinced me that this was the company to go solar with. The first year of payments was on the company, which they came through on with a check. The biggest reason was why I chose to purchase. According to this presentation, the payments would start off at x amount and would go up about $100 or so after a year, BUT I could avoid that by applying the 26% refund I would be getting when I do my taxes. The tax credit isn't refundable & I was never going to get 26% from the government. I sat through the presentation 3 times! Once alone, once with my husband and once with my husband and my parents as they were going to co-sign for us. Every Single Time, she said the same thing. "If you apply the 26% or $x amount from the government towards your panels, your payments will stay the same..." Now I'm stuck. What can I do? I feel bad cuz I even referred my sister's family
A: The solar panel company may have violated the Texas Deceptive Trade Practices/Consumer Protection Act because of their representations to you. You may want to contact an attorney near you to review your claim in detail and contact the company on your behalf to negotiate an adjustment to the purchase price and monthly payments.
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