Compare second home mortgages

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Halifax 2 year fixed
Maximum LTV
60%
Initial rate
1.04% fixed until 30 Nov 2023
Subsequent rate (SVR)
3.59% variable
Overall cost for comparison
3.5% APRC
More information
Application feeNo fee
Arrangement feeNo fee
Booking feeNo fee
Completion feeNo fee
Product fee£1,495 with an option to add to the loan
Additional information

Early repayment charge

If you pay all or part of your mortgage early you will be charged:

- 2.00% of amount paid, before 30 Nov 2022

- then 1.00% of amount paid, until 30 Nov 2023

Other fees may apply.

Eligibility
Available Direct
Available in England
Available in Northern Ireland
Available in Scotland
Available in Wales
Max age at term end80 years
Minimum Age18 years
Permanent UK Resident
Self Employed Accepted
Lloyds Bank 2 year fixed remortgage
Maximum LTV
60%
Initial rate
1.09% fixed until 30 Nov 2023
Subsequent rate (SVR)
3.59% variable
Overall cost for comparison
3.5% APRC
More information
Application feeNo fee
Arrangement feeNo fee
Booking feeNo fee
Completion feeNo fee
Product fee£1,499 with an option to add to the loan
Additional information

Early repayment charge

If you pay all or part of your mortgage early you will be charged:

- 2.00% of amount paid, before 30 Nov 2022

- then 1.00% of amount paid, until 30 Nov 2023

Other fees may apply.

Eligibility
Available Direct
Available in England
Available in Scotland
Available in Wales
Max age at term end80 years
Minimum Age18 years
Permanent UK Resident
Remortgage Available
Remortgage Only
Self Employed Accepted
First Direct 2 year fixed
0808 296 6568
Maximum LTV
60%
Initial rate
1.14% fixed for 2 years
Subsequent rate (SVR)
3.54% variable
Overall cost for comparison
3.1% APRC
Available via telephone only.
More information
Application feeNo fee
Arrangement feeNo fee
Booking fee£490 paid upfront (non-refundable)
Completion feeNo fee
Product feeNo fee
Additional information

Early repayment charge

If you pay all of your mortgage early you will be charged:

- 3.00% of the original loan, in the first year

- 2.00% of the original loan, in the second year

Other fees may apply.

Eligibility
Available Direct
Available in England
Available in Northern Ireland
Available in Scotland
Available in Wales
First Time Buyers
Max age at term end75 years
Minimum Age18 years
Permanent UK Resident
Remortgage Available
Self Employed Accepted
Lloyds Bank 2 year fixed remortgage
Maximum LTV
60%
Initial rate
1.16% fixed until 30 Nov 2023
Subsequent rate (SVR)
3.59% variable
Overall cost for comparison
3.4% APRC
More information
Application feeNo fee
Arrangement feeNo fee
Booking feeNo fee
Completion feeNo fee
Product fee£999 with an option to add to the loan
Additional information

Early repayment charge

If you pay all or part of your mortgage early you will be charged:

- 2.00% of amount paid, before 30 Nov 2022

- then 1.00% of amount paid, until 30 Nov 2023

Other fees may apply.

Eligibility
Available Direct
Available in England
Available in Scotland
Available in Wales
Max age at term end80 years
Minimum Age18 years
Permanent UK Resident
Remortgage Available
Remortgage Only
Self Employed Accepted
Halifax 5 year fixed
Maximum LTV
60%
Initial rate
1.22% fixed until 30 Nov 2026
Subsequent rate (SVR)
3.59% variable
Overall cost for comparison
3.2% APRC
More information
Application feeNo fee
Arrangement feeNo fee
Booking feeNo fee
Completion feeNo fee
Product fee£1,495 with an option to add to the loan
Additional information

Early repayment charge

If you pay all or part of your mortgage early you will be charged:

- 5.00% of amount paid, before 30 Nov 2022

- then 4.00% of amount paid, until 30 Nov 2023

- then 3.00% of amount paid, until 30 Nov 2024

- then 2.00% of amount paid, until 30 Nov 2025

- then 1.00% of amount paid, until 30 Nov 2026

Other fees may apply.

Eligibility
Available Direct
Available in England
Available in Northern Ireland
Available in Scotland
Available in Wales
Max age at term end80 years
Minimum Age18 years
Permanent UK Resident
Self Employed Accepted
First Direct 5 year fixed
0808 296 6568
Maximum LTV
60%
Initial rate
1.24% fixed for 5 years
Subsequent rate (SVR)
3.54% variable
Overall cost for comparison
2.5% APRC
Available via telephone only.
More information
Application feeNo fee
Arrangement feeNo fee
Booking fee£490 paid upfront (non-refundable)
Completion feeNo fee
Product feeNo fee
Additional information

Early repayment charge

If you pay all of your mortgage early you will be charged:

- 3.00% of the original loan, in the first year

- 2.00% of the original loan, between 12 and 60 months

Other fees may apply.

Eligibility
Available Direct
Available in England
Available in Northern Ireland
Available in Scotland
Available in Wales
First Time Buyers
Max age at term end75 years
Minimum Age18 years
Permanent UK Resident
Remortgage Available
Self Employed Accepted
Halifax 2 year fixed remortgage
Maximum LTV
60%
Initial rate
1.26% fixed until 30 Nov 2023
Subsequent rate (SVR)
3.59% variable
Overall cost for comparison
3.5% APRC
More information
Application feeNo fee
Arrangement feeNo fee
Booking feeNo fee
Completion feeNo fee
Product fee£1,495 with an option to add to the loan
Additional information

Early repayment charge

If you pay all or part of your mortgage early you will be charged:

- 2.00% of amount paid, before 30 Nov 2022

- then 1.00% of amount paid, until 30 Nov 2023

Other fees may apply.

Eligibility
Available Direct
Available in England
Available in Northern Ireland
Available in Scotland
Available in Wales
Max age at term end80 years
Minimum Age18 years
Permanent UK Resident
Remortgage Available
Remortgage Only
Self Employed Accepted
Halifax 2 year fixed remortgage
Maximum LTV
60%
Initial rate
1.27% fixed until 30 Nov 2023
Subsequent rate (SVR)
3.59% variable
Overall cost for comparison
3.4% APRC
More information
Application feeNo fee
Arrangement feeNo fee
Booking feeNo fee
Completion feeNo fee
Product fee£995 with an option to add to the loan
Additional information

Early repayment charge

If you pay all or part of your mortgage early you will be charged:

- 2.00% of amount paid, before 30 Nov 2022

- then 1.00% of amount paid, until 30 Nov 2023

Other fees may apply.

Eligibility
Available Direct
Available in England
Available in Northern Ireland
Available in Scotland
Available in Wales
Max age at term end80 years
Minimum Age18 years
Permanent UK Resident
Remortgage Available
Remortgage Only
Self Employed Accepted
Lloyds Bank 5 year fixed remortgage
Maximum LTV
60%
Initial rate
1.27% fixed until 30 Nov 2026
Subsequent rate (SVR)
3.59% variable
Overall cost for comparison
3.0% APRC
More information
Application feeNo fee
Arrangement feeNo fee
Booking feeNo fee
Completion feeNo fee
Product fee£1,499 with an option to add to the loan
Additional information

Early repayment charge

If you pay all or part of your mortgage early you will be charged:

- 5.00% of amount paid, before 30 Nov 2022

- then 4.00% of amount paid, until 30 Nov 2023

- then 3.00% of amount paid, until 30 Nov 2024

- then 2.00% of amount paid, until 30 Nov 2025

- then 1.00% of amount paid, until 30 Nov 2026

Other fees may apply.

Eligibility
Available Direct
Available in England
Available in Scotland
Available in Wales
Max age at term end80 years
Minimum Age18 years
Permanent UK Resident
Remortgage Available
Remortgage Only
Self Employed Accepted
Lloyds Bank 2 year fixed remortgage
Maximum LTV
75%
Initial rate
1.38% fixed until 30 Nov 2023
Subsequent rate (SVR)
3.59% variable
Overall cost for comparison
3.5% APRC
More information
Application feeNo fee
Arrangement feeNo fee
Booking feeNo fee
Completion feeNo fee
Product fee£999 with an option to add to the loan
Additional information

Early repayment charge

If you pay all or part of your mortgage early you will be charged:

- 2.00% of amount paid, before 30 Nov 2022

- then 1.00% of amount paid, until 30 Nov 2023

Other fees may apply.

Eligibility
Available Direct
Available in England
Available in Scotland
Available in Wales
Max age at term end80 years
Minimum Age18 years
Permanent UK Resident
Remortgage Available
Remortgage Only
Self Employed Accepted

YOUR HOME MAY BE REPOSSESSED IF YOU DO NOT KEEP UP REPAYMENTS ON YOUR MORTGAGE

Overall representative example

Based on borrowing£170,000 over 25 yearsThe overall cost of comparison3.72% APRC representative
Initial rate2.35% fixed for 2 years (24 instalments of £748.41pm)Subsequent rate (SVR)3.91% variable for the remaining 23 years (276 instalments of £878.62pm)
Lender fee£579Total amount payable£261,041.31

Last updated: 10 September, 2020

How to get a mortgage for a second home

If you want to buy a property other than the one you live in, the mortgage you will need is called a second home mortgage. These are not to be confused with getting a remortgage or second charge mortgage.

You could use a second home mortgage if it is:

  • a property you intend to use as a secondary home, e.g. at weekends

  • a holiday home you use yourself or rent out

  • a buy to let investment

  • a property you buy for a business to use

If you want to buy a property in the UK that you will rent out, you can compare buy to let mortgages here.

Are second home mortgages the same as normal mortgages?

No, when you buy a second house you have to get a mortgage that lets you use it for a property other than your main home.

Not all mortgages can be used for this but many that can:

  • Need a higher deposit

  • Charge higher interest rates

  • Have tighter restrictions on who they lend to

Can you afford a second home mortgage?

All lenders check if you can afford the monthly repayments before they offer you a mortgage.

When you apply for a second home mortgage they consider how much you already pay towards your current mortgage to make sure you can afford another property.

If you are buying property as an investment, the lender will look at how much rent you could charge for it. They take this into consideration when they work out how much you can afford.

How much do second home mortgages cost?

Typically, getting a second home mortgage requires a larger deposit than that you would if you were a first time buyer. Additionally, second home mortgage rates tend to be higher than standard mortgage deals.

Here is how second mortgages work if you use them for a buy to let property

How to choose a second home mortgage

You need to choose the type of interest rate you want and the term of the mortgage. Here is how to decide what type is best for you.

This comparison includes every mortgage in the UK that you might be able to use, to buy a second home.

You can also work out how much you can borrow using our calculator.

If you need help finding a mortgage, you can contact a broker for ideas of which companies may accept you and which deals suit your finances.

Second home mortgage FAQs

No, some lenders only offer mortgages for your main residential property. Check the lender that can cover second homes before you apply.

Lenders usually treat your application as if it is for a second mortgage. Check the lender you choose offers second home mortgages before applying.

Yes, you could get a joint mortgage for a second home.

If you buy several, the same rules apply: not all mortgages will accept you, and if you intend to rent out the properties you need a buy to let mortgages.

Not usually, but some lenders offer mortgages for a portfolio of buy to let investments.

No, you can only use Help to Buy for a property that will be your only home and you will live in yourself.

About our mortgage comparison

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