Second Home Mortgages

Our second home mortgages are designed for anyone looking to buy a second residential property which could include a second residence for work, a home for a family member to live in or perhaps a holiday home for personal use (these properties must not be used for business purposes or rented). With this is mind, we’ve designed a specific range of products to meet your needs in a number of ways. The Society will lend up to 80% of the value of a second home subject to affordability and the usual underwriting checks. 

Second Home Mortgages
Welcome to Swansea Building Society's Second Home Mortgages

If you're considering purchasing a second property in the UK, we are here to help.

At Swansea Building Society, we understand that owning a second home can be an exciting prospect. Whether you're looking for a holiday home or an investment property, we offer a range of second home mortgage options to suit your needs.

Our expert team will work with you to understand your financial situation and help you choose the best mortgage option for you. We offer flexible repayment terms and repayment periods of up to 40 years.

We are committed to responsible lending practices and will only offer you a mortgage that we believe you can afford. Our team will provide you with a clear breakdown of the costs and help you understand the fees involved.

At Swansea Building Society, we are committed to providing a transparent and honest service to all our customers. Our team will guide you through every step of the process, from the initial application to the completion of your mortgage.

Second home Stamp Duty costs in UK

In the United Kingdom, stamp duty land tax (SDLT) is a tax that is levied on the purchase of second homes. The amount of SDLT that is payable on a second home will depend on the purchase price of the property and whether the purchaser is a UK resident or non-UK resident.

As of March 2023, the current stamp duty rates for second homes in England, Wales and Northern Ireland are:

  • Up to £250,000 - 3% of the purchase price
  • £250,001 to £925,000 - 8% of the amount above £250,000
  • £925,001 to £1.5 million - 13% of the amount above £925,000
  • Over £1.5 million - 15% of the amount above £1.5 million

For example, if you were to purchase a second home for £500,000, you would pay SDLT of:

  • 3% on the first £250,000 = £7,500
  • 8% on the remaining £250,000 = £20,000
  • Total SDLT payable = £27,500

It's worth noting that these rates can change over time, so it's always a good idea to check the current rates on the UK government website or speak to a qualified tax professional for advice.

Get in touch today

If you're interested in a second home mortgage, contact us today to find out how we can help you achieve your goal. Our expert team are here to answer your questions and provide you with the support you need to make an informed decision.

Local Mortgage Manager

Please contact your local mortgage manager today for more information.

Alternatively, please complete the call me back page and one of our mortgage managers will contact you.

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