Eco home buyers shocked as energy bills skyrocket to over £380 a month after ‘mix up of energy and solar meters’

An overhead shot of the village of Tomintoul
Tomintoul residents claim they were mis sold affordable homes claiming they cannot afford the energy bills in the newly built homes (Image credit: Getty Images)

Homeowners in Tomintoul have been left angered after being sold eco homes that have caused them to pay energy bills more than six times what was proposed to them.

The 12 homes that were built in the village in Cairngorms National Park were sold on the basis that they would reduce energy bills to around £62 a month, according to the buyers.

Joseph Mullane
News Editor

News Editor Joseph has previously written for Today’s Media and Chambers & Partners, focusing on news for conveyancers and industry professionals.  Joseph has just started his own self build project, building his own home on his family’s farm with planning permission for a timber frame, three-bedroom house in a one-acre field. The foundation work has already begun and he hopes to have the home built in the next year. Prior to this he renovated his family's home as well as doing several DIY projects, including installing a shower, building sheds, and livestock fences and shelters for the farm’s animals. Outside of homebuilding, Joseph loves rugby and has written for Rugby World, the world’s largest rugby magazine.