Press release

August 2016 Transaction Data

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


In August:

  • Land Registry completed 1,520,037 applications
  • The South East topped the table of regional applications with 352,122
  • City of Westminster topped the table of local authority applications by area with 23,102

The Transaction Data shows Land Registry completed more than 1,520,030 applications from its customers in August.This included 1,493,738 applications by account customers, of which:

  • 380,059 were applications in respect of registered land (dealings)
  • 687,676 were applications to obtain an official copy of a register or title plan
  • 205,500 were searches
  • 85,396 were transactions for value

Applications by region

Region Applications
South East 352,122
Greater London 292,698
North West 169,161
South West 150,734
West Midlands 125,661
Yorks & Humber 119,023
East Midlands 111,145
Wales 69,671
North 68,596
East Anglia 61,084
England and Wales (not assigned) 81
Isles of Scilly 61
Total 1,520,037

Top three local authorities for applications by area

Top three local authority areas Applications
City of Westminster 23,102
Birmingham 22,969
Leeds 17,849

Top three customers for transactions

Top three customers Transactions for value
My Home Move Limited 1,981
Countrywide Property Lawyers 909
O’Neill Patient 907

Top three customers for searches

Top three customers Searches
Enact 9,607
Optima Legal Services 7,283
O’Neill Patient 6,094

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Notes to editors

  1. Transaction Data is published on the 15th working day of each month. The September Transaction Data will be published at 11am on Friday 21 October 2016 at

  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, Energy and Industrial Strategy, 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.

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Published 21 September 2016