Press release

February 2015 Transaction Data

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

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  • Land Registry completes 1,318,903 applications
  • South East tops the table of regional applications with 306,172
  • Birmingham tops the table of local authority applications with 21,396

The Transaction Data shows Land Registry completed over 1,318,900 applications from its customers in February. This includes 1,273,401 applications by account customers, of which 292,796 were applications in respect of registered land (dealings); 627,221 were applications to obtain an official copy of a register or title plan; 154,936 were searches and 73,584 were transactions for value.

Region Applications
South East 306,172
Greater London 262,999
North West 143,453
South West 126,425
West Midlands 110,053
Yorks and Humber 101,160
East Midlands 92,233
North 62,626
Wales 59,894
East Anglia 53,780
England and Wales (not assigned) 69
Isles of Scilly 39
Total 1,318,903
Top three local authorities Applications
Birmingham 21,396
City of Westminster 20,030
Leeds 15,604
Top three customers for value
My Home Move Limited 1,274
Countrywide Property Lawyers 779
O’Neill Patient 665
Top three customers Searches
Enact 6,409
Optima Legal Services 4,354
O’Neill Patient 3,882

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Notes to editors

  1. Transaction Data is published on the fifteenth working day of each month. The March Transaction Data will be published at 11am on Thursday 23 April 2015 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. 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.
  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 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
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Published 20 March 2015