I am helping a friend design and build his house.
He has had an extortionate, very prohibitive, quote for getting his mains electrical connection and so it is not going to be an option.
Everything else about the build and my friend's situation is relatively standard. There are no other anomalies, affordability problems or other issues to consider.
If he decided to build the house off the grid and power it using solar panels, batteries and a generator (a tried and tested method in America, Europe and the rest of the world) will his home be mortgageable?
Will he be able to get finance / a mortgage for a scheme like this? Assuming everything else in the project is totally OK.
If anyone has any experience of this, or if self build mortgage specialists themselves could respond I would greatly appreciate it.