Press release

February 2016 Transaction Data

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

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In February:

  • Land Registry completed 1,552,805 applications
  • South East topped the table of regional applications with 360,274
  • Birmingham topped the table of local authority applications with 23,233

The Transaction Data shows Land Registry completed over 1,552,800 applications from its customers in February.This includes 1,522,355 applications by account customers, of which:

  • 347,578 were applications in respect of registered land (dealings)
  • 752,246 were applications to obtain an official copy of a register or title plan
  • 185,139 were searches
  • 81,508 were transactions for value
Region Applications
South East 360,274
Greater London 316,448
North West 168,039
South West 150,912
West Midlands 127,456
Yorks and Humber 117,261
East Midlands 108,153
Wales 71,625
North 70,062
East Anglia 62,431
England and Wales (not assigned) 93
Isles of Scilly 51
Total 1,552,805
Top three local authorities Applications
Birmingham 23,233
City of Westminster 22,382
Leeds 16,900
Top three customers Transactions for value
My Home Move Limited 1,762
O’Neill Patient 869
Countrywide Property Lawyers 851
Top three customers Searches
Enact 8,301
Optima Legal Services 7,064
O’Neill Patient 5,066

Access the full dataset of transaction data.

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 21 April 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 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 www.gov.uk/land-registry.
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Published 21 March 2016