Press release

April 2015 Transaction Data

The data published here provides information about the number and types of applications that Land Registry completed in April 2015.

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In April 2015:

  • Land Registry completes 1,363,565 applications
  • South East tops the table of regional applications with 314,893
  • City of Westminster tops the table of local authority applications with 21,209

The Transaction Data shows Land Registry completed over 1,363,560 applications from its customers in April. This includes 1,325,062 applications by account customers, of which:

  • 311,084 were applications in respect of registered land (dealings)
  • 637,719 were applications to obtain an official copy of a register or title plan
  • 170,455 were searches
  • 79,723 were transactions for value
Region Applications
South East 314,893
Greater London 266,868
North West 151,747
South West 130,576
West Midlands 113,052
Yorks and Humber 106,234
East Midlands 98,033
North 63,714
Wales 63,470
East Anglia 54,818
Isles of Scilly 84
England and Wales (not assigned) 76
Total 1,363,565
Top three local authorities Applications
City of Westminster 21,209
Birmingham 20,715
Leeds 15,969
Top three customers Transactions for value
My Home Move Limited 1,545
Countrywide Property Lawyers 810
O’Neill Patient 694
Top three customers Searches
Enact 7,197
TM Group (UK) Ltd (Search Choice) 6,984
Optima Legal Services 5,112

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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 19 June 2015 at data.gov.uk
  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. For an explanation of the terms used, see Abbreviations used in the Transaction Data.
  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.
  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 open to public inspection since 1990.
  6. With the largest transactional database of its kind detailing over 24 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 https://www.gov.uk/land-registry.
  8. Follow us on Twitter @LandRegGov and find us on our blog, LinkedIn and Facebook.

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Marion Shelley
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Published 22 May 2015