Press release

January 2017 Transaction Data

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

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In January:

  • Land Registry completed more than 1,563,350 applications
  • the South East topped the table of regional applications with 359,984
  • Birmingham topped the table of applications by local authority area with 24,172

The Transaction Data shows Land Registry completed 1,563,358 applications from its customers in January. This included 1,537,352 applications by account holders, of which:

  • 388,076 were applications in respect of registered land (dealings)
  • 733,752 were applications to obtain an official copy of a register or title plan
  • 189,511 were searches
  • 84,247 were transactions for value

Applications by region

Region Applications
South East 359,984
Greater London 306,729
North West 169,916
South West 153,133
West Midlands 131,670
Yorks and Humber 120,674
East Midlands 110,936
Wales 76,881
North 71,769
East Anglia 61,554
England and Wales (not assigned) 69
Isles of Scilly 43
Total 1,563,358

Top three local authority areas for applications

Top three local authority areas Applications
Birmingham 24,172
City of Westminster 22,289
Leeds 17,704

Top three customers for transactions for value

Top three customers Transactions for value
My Home Move Limited 1,705
O’Neill Patient 1,033
Countrywide Property Lawyers 873

Top three customers for searches

Top three customers Searches
Enact 9,598
O’Neill Patient 6,950
Optima Legal Services 6,321

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Notes to editors

  1. Transaction Data is published on the 15th working day of each month. The February Transaction Data will be published at 11am on Tuesday 21 March 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.

  8. Follow us on Twitter @HMLandRegistry, our blog, LinkedIn and Facebook.

Senior Press Officer

Marion Shelley
Head Office
Trafalgar House

1 Bedford Park
Croydon
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Press Officer

Paula Dorman
Head Office
Trafalgar House
1 Bedford Park

Croydon
CR0 2AQ

Published 21 February 2017