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9th Nov 2023

Solar Panel Pitfalls: Don't Get Burned

Before you take the leap into green energy, join us as we shine a light on common issues we've encountered in the world of solar panel sales.

Be cautious, as these are sometimes 20-year commitments that can cost thousands of dollars. Don't fall prey to predator sales tactics and learn about your rights as a consumer. Don't navigate the solar panel landscape blindfolded—tune in and arm yourself with the knowledge needed to make informed decisions about your energy future.

This episode features three attorneys from the Consumer Rights Project at Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada.

Peter Aldous is a seasoned Staff Attorney with a comprehensive knowledge of consumer law and extensive experience handling bankruptcy claims.

Taylor Altman, staff attorney who represents low-income and vulnerable individuals

on consumer protection issues.

Anthony Anguille-Valles, a Consumer Rights Attorney and former Community Justice Fellow.

Episode Timestamps

[00:00] Intro

[02:00] Solar Panel Contracts Challenges

[07:00] Financing Issues | Two Contracts

[10:00] True Savings and Tax Credit

[17:00] Gameshow

[20:00] Issues with Selling your Home

[21:45] 3 Days to Cancel

[25:30] Can they take my House?

Links

  1. Free Tenants' Rights Class 11 a.m. - 1 p.m., Fridays
  2. Self-Help Center Habitability Instructions, pre-fillable forms, essential vs. nonessential guide.
  3. Self-Help Center Link to both the Civil Law and Family Law Self-Help Center
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About the Podcast

Law & Caution: Protection Through Legal Education
Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada
We believe that legal protection should be accessible to everyone.

This show features licensed attorneys who bring their wealth of knowledge and experience to the table, discussing real issues that affect real people—credit repair scams, tenants' rights, adult guardianship, bankruptcy, and more.

This podcast is a project of Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada, a non-profit organization that has been aiding the underserved community of Southern Nevada since 1958. In addition to this podcast, Legal Aid Center provides free legal classes in partnership with the William S. Boyd School of Law at UNLV, covering small claims, divorce, paternity/custody, record sealing, and more. We also offer free Ask-A-Lawyer consultations over the phone, during which you can ask an experienced attorney any questions you may have in the areas of family law, tenant rights, probate, debt collection, and other topics. Learn more: https://www.lacsn.org

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Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada

Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada is a private, non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization that ensures equal access to justice through free legal advice and representation for those who cannot afford to hire an attorney. We are the primary legal safety net that changes the lives of low-income, vulnerable people in our community every day.

Since 1958, our organization has represented low-income individuals in Clark County with civil legal matters such as domestic violence, fraud against the elderly, representing youth in the child welfare system, and defending working people against scams and financial predators. We become the voice for those who cannot speak for themselves in important legal matters that affect their well-being, their future, and even their ability to survive. The cases accepted are based on merit and highest need—victims of domestic violence, children, the elderly, victims of financial predators, active military, and veterans.

Address: 725 E Charleston Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89104
Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.