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.
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 data.gov.
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.
Transactions for value include freehold and leasehold sales.
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.
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.
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.