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Government rules updated for unvaccinated Buyers and Renters

Government rules updated for unvaccinated Buyers and Renters

Residential George F. White 14th January 2022

A recent update from the government has for the first time differentiated between those who are vaccinated and those who are not when it comes to moving into a property.

Whether you have purchased a home or secured a new tenancy under the new rules if you are not fully vaccinated against Covid-19 you will be legally required to stay in your existing property and self-isolate if someone within the household tests positive for the virus.

Those who are fully vaccinated do not have to follow these rules and are able to continue with their home move, even if someone within the household has tested positive.

These changes are the latest in a series released by the Government over the course of the pandemic and have been introduced following the emergence of the latest Omicron variant but are the first to differentiate between those vaccinated and those who are not.

The new rules apply to buyers and renters over the age of 18 years six months old.

The definition of fully vaccinated at this time are those who have received two vaccine doses.

These rules are only applicable to England as the other home nations each have their own policies and guidelines.

For clarity, this only comes into play during the actual move-in window and at other times in the property transaction i.e. initial viewings, visiting estate agents, etc then the current standard guidance for isolation should be followed.

                                

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