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Your legal rights to a solar easement

On Behalf of | Mar 1, 2022 | Land Use |

Every person has the right to benefit from the use of solar energy. As a land and property owner, you should consider your solar easement rights that are clearly written in legal terms. Follow Florida’s real estate laws and know your rights to operate your solar device at the fullest capacity.

The purpose of a solar easement

A solar easement is a property owner’s right to direct sunlight for the purpose of producing solar energy. It is the right to use the land and natural resources in the way that you choose, as outlined in your home’s written deed or contract.

A solar easement agreement includes written details about the solar device and the nearby properties. Included are the dimensions of the easement, including the angles and degrees, as well as descriptions of the servient and dominant properties. There must be information about the position of the solar easement to the nearby property. The terms and conditions define how the agreement can be revised or terminated.

Protecting your property with laws

Real estate laws that pertain to land use are designed to protect easement use for all property owners. Solar easement regulations prevent your neighbors and commercial property owners from blocking the sunlight to your property. If a property owner is prevented from using the maximum benefits of sunlight, the next step is to settle the dispute on one’s own or to pursue litigation. First, the landowner is contacted with a notice and then given time to correct the violation. Many problems are resolved through simple negotiations.

Every homeowner’s right to sunlight

You have solar access rights that are protected under land use laws. If you live on a sunlit property, you cannot be deprived of the sunlight that is needed to power your house and landscape. The regulations that inform you on how to protect a solar easement are described in your property’s contract.