Press release

July 2015 Transaction Data

This data provides information about the number and types of applications that Land Registry completed in July 2015.

In July 2015:

  • Land Registry completes 1,578,947 applications
  • South East tops the table of regional applications with 363,829
  • Birmingham tops the table of local authority applications with 24,398

The Transaction Data shows Land Registry completed over 1,578,940 applications from its customers in July. This includes 1,541,143 applications by account customers, of which:

  • 385,178 were applications in respect of registered land (dealings)
  • 709,846 were applications to obtain an official copy of a register or title plan
  • 210,935 were searches
  • 97,868 were transactions for value
Region Applications
South East 363,829
Greater London 307,533
North West 173,229
South West 156,656
West Midlands 137,493
Yorks and Humber 119,154
East Midlands 110,001
Wales 73,536
North 73,365
East Anglia 63,976
England and Wales (not assigned) 143
Isles of Scilly 32
Total 1,578,947
Top three local authorities Applications
Birmingham 24,398
City of Westminster 22,717
Leeds 18,091
Top three customers Transactions for value
My Home Move Limited 2,095
Countrywide Property Lawyers 1,069
O’Neill Patient 995
Top three customers Searches
Enact 8,697
O’Neill Patient 6,278
Optima Legal Services 6,027

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Notes to editors

  1. Transaction Data is published on the fifteenth working day of each month. The August Transaction Data will be published at 11am on Monday 21 September 2015 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, 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.

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