Press release

January 2016 Transaction Data

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

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In January 2016:

  • Land Registry completed 1,422,477 applications
  • South East topped the table of regional applications with 328,599
  • Birmingham topped the table of local authority applications with 21,381

The Transaction Data shows Land Registry completed over 1,422,400 applications from its customers in January. This includes 1,395,719 applications by account customers, of which:

  • 351,291 were applications in respect of registered land (dealings)
  • 653,143 were applications to obtain an official copy of a register or title plan
  • 186,183 were searches
  • 94,795 were transactions for value
Region Applications
South East 328,599
Greater London 291,004
North West 156,109
South West 136,419
West Midlands 116,202
Yorks and Humber 107,877
East Midlands 98,671
North 66,056
Wales 64,047
East Anglia 57,373
England and Wales (not assigned) 70
Isles of Scilly 50
Total 1,422,477
Top three local authorities Applications
Birmingham 21,381
City of Westminster 21,287
Leeds 15,881
Top three customers Transactions for value
My Home Move Limited 1,984
Countrywide Property Lawyers 951
O’Neill Patient 936
Top three customers Searches
Enact 8,879
Optima Legal Services 7,688
TLT LLP 5,518

Access the full dataset.

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 Monday 21 March 2016 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, read the 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
  8. Follow us on Twitter @LandRegGov and find us on our blog, LinkedIn and Facebook.

Contact

Senior Press Officer

Marion Shelley
Head Office
Trafalgar House

1 Bedford Park
Croydon
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Published 19 February 2016