Press release

February 2017 Transaction Data

This data provides information about the number and types of applications that Land Registry completed in February 2017.

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In February:

  • Land Registry completed more than 1,516,590 applications
  • the South East topped the table of regional applications with 354,091
  • City of Westminster topped the table of applications by local authority area with 23,929

The Transaction Data shows Land Registry completed 1,516,596 applications from its customers in February. This included 1,491,811 applications by account holders, of which:

  • 337,220 were applications in respect of registered land (dealings)
  • 736,518 were applications to obtain an official copy of a register or title plan
  • 177,050 were searches
  • 69,815 were transactions for value

Applications by region

Region Applications
South East 354,091
Greater London 295,454
North West 167,357
South West 146,963
West Midlands 126,332
Yorks and Humber 116,770
East Midlands 105,840
North 71,438
Wales 71,201
East Anglia 61,003
England and Wales (not assigned) 89
Isles of Scilly 58
Total 1,516,596

Top three local authority areas for applications

Local authority area Applications
City of Westminster 23,929
Birmingham 22,459
Leeds 17,413

Top three customers for transactions for value

Customer Transactions for value
My Home Move Limited 1,459
O’Neill Patient 902
Countrywide Property Lawyers 679

Top three customers for searches

Customer Searches
Enact 8,471
O’Neill Patient 5,937
Optima Legal Services 5,217

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Notes to editors

  1. Transaction Data is published on the 15th working day of each month. The March Transaction Data will be published at 11am on Tuesday 25 April 2017 at 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, 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.

  7. For further information about Land Registry visit www.gov.uk/land-registry.

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Marion Shelley
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Paula Dorman
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Published 21 March 2017