Press release

April 2016 Transaction Data

This data provides information about the number and types of applications that Land Registry completed in April 2016.

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In April:

  • Land Registry completed 1,567,627 applications
  • the South East topped the table of regional applications with 360,066
  • Birmingham topped the table of local authority applications by area with 24,189

The Transaction Data shows Land Registry completed more than 1,567,620 applications from its customers in April. This included 1,537,201 applications by account customers, of which:

  • 404,747 were applications in respect of registered land (dealings)
  • 725,585 were applications to obtain an official copy of a register or title plan
  • 177,212 were searches
  • 114,425 were transactions for value

Applications by region

Region Applications
South East 360,066
Greater London 310,966
North West 174,026
South West 152,277
West Midlands 131,386
Yorks and Humber 121,139
East Midlands 111,132
North 72,237
Wales 70,297
East Anglia 63,948
England and Wales (not assigned) 95
Isles of Scilly 58
Total 1,567,627

Top three local authorities for applications by area

Top three local authorities Applications
Birmingham 24,189
City of Westminster 21,813
Leeds 17,968

Top three customers for transactions

Top three customers Transactions for value
My Home Move Limited 2,542
O’Neill Patient 1,111
Countrywide Property Lawyers 976

Top three customers for searches

Top three customers Searches
Enact 9,421
Optima Legal Services 7,567
O’Neill Patient 5,451

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Notes to editors

  1. Transaction Data is published on the 15th working day of each month. The May Transaction Data will be published at 11am on Tuesday 21 June 2016 on 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 more than 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 www.gov.uk/land-registry.
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Contact

Senior Press Officer

Marion Shelley
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Croydon
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Published 23 May 2016