Press release

January 2015 Transaction Data

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

  • Land Registry completes 1,319,664 applications
  • South East tops the table of regional applications with 301,308
  • Birmingham tops the table of local authority applications with 20,981

The Transaction Data shows Land Registry completed over 1,319,660 applications from its customers in January. This includes 1,278,536 applications by account customers, of which 335,489 were applications in respect of registered land (dealings); 595,723 were applications to obtain an official copy of a register or title plan; 162,298 were searches and 93,018 were transactions for value.

Region Applications
South East 301,308
Greater London 260,109
North West 145,210
South West 125,434
West Midlands 112,111
Yorks & Humber 106,174
East Midlands 93,265
North 61,535
Wales 61,151
East Anglia 53,227
England & Wales (not assigned) 86
Isles of Scilly 54
Total 1,319,664
Top three local authorities Applications
Birmingham 20,981
City of Westminster 20,001
Leeds 15,451
Top three customers Transactions for value
Stevensons 3,568
My Home Move Limited 1,525
Countrywide Property Lawyers 906
Top three customers Searches
Enact 7,034
Optima Legal Services 5,612
O’Neill Patient 4,416

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Notes to editors

  1. Transaction Data is published on the fifteenth working day of each month. The February Transaction Data will be published at 11am on Friday 20 March 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. For information about the different types of search.
  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
  8. Follow us on Twitter @LandRegGov. Find us on LinkedIn, Facebook and our blog.


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Marion Shelley
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Published 20 February 2015