Press release

April 2014 Transaction Data

The data published on this page provides information about the number and types of applications that Land Registry completed in April 2014.

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  • Land Registry completes 1,312,804 applications
  • South East tops the table of regional applications with 306,668
  • Birmingham tops the table of local authority applications with 19,747

The Transaction Data shows Land Registry completed over 1,312,800 applications from its customers in April. This includes 1,271,278 applications by account customers, of which:

  • 330,359 were applications in respect of registered land (dealings)
  • 573,200 were applications to obtain an official copy of a register or title plan
  • 171,748 were searches
  • 62,402 were transactions for value

Applications by region

Region Applications
South East 306,668
Greater London 251,659
North West 138,299
South West 128,254
West Midlands 110,684
Yorks & Humber 103,770
East Midlands 95,829
North 62,241
Wales 60,845
East Anglia 54,405
England & Wales (not assigned) 97
Isles of Scilly 53
Total 1,312,804

Top three local authorities

Top three local authorities Applications
Birmingham 19,747
City of Westminster 19,405
Leeds 15,419

Top three customers by transaction

Top three customers Transactions for value
My Home Move Limited 1,131
Countrywide Property Lawyers 719
O’Neill Patient 537

Top three customers by searches

Top three customers Searches
Enact 7,136
Optima Legal Services 4,605
O’Neill Patient 3,949

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Notes to editors

  1. Transaction Data is published on the fifteenth working day of each month. The May Transaction Data will be published at 11am on Friday 20 July 2014.
  2. The monthly Transaction Data shows how many applications for first registrations, leases, transfers of part, dealings, official copies and searches lodged by Land Registry account customers were completed. Explanation of the terms used
  3. Transactions for value include freehold and leasehold sales.
  4. Most searches carried out by a solicitor or conveyancer are to protect the purchase and/or mortgage. For example, a search will give the buyer priority for an application to Land Registry to register the purchase of the property. For information about the different types of search.
  5. As a government department established in 1862, executive agency and trading fund responsible to the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, Land Registry keeps and maintains the Land Register for England and Wales. The Land Register has been an open document since 1990.
  6. With the largest transactional database of its kind detailing over 23 million titles, Land Registry underpins the economy by safeguarding ownership of many billions of pounds worth of property.
  7. For further information about Land Registry visit www.landregistry.gov.uk
  8. Follow us on Twitter @LandRegGov. Find us on LinkedIn, Facebook and our blog.

Contact

Press and PR Manager

Marion Shelley
Head Office
Trafalgar House

1 Bedford Park
Croydon
CR0 2AQ

Published 22 May 2014