Press release

July 2016 Transaction Data

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

In July:

  • Land Registry completed 1,469,380 applications
  • The South East topped the table of regional applications with 341,994
  • Birmingham topped the table of local authority applications by area with 21,536

The Transaction Data shows Land Registry completed more than 1,469,350 applications from its customers in July.This included 1,444,011 applications by account customers, of which:

  • 360,189 were applications in respect of registered land (dealings)
  • 666,038 were applications to obtain an official copy of a register or title plan
  • 198,423 were searches
  • 88,538 were transactions for value

Applications by region

Region Applications
South East 341,994
Greater London 285,400
North West 161,875
South West 147,073
West Midlands 121,375
Yorks and Humber 115,021
East Midlands 103,430
Wales 67,322
North 67,026
East Anglia 58,737
England and Wales (not assigned) 88
Isles of Scilly 39
Total 1,469,380

Top three local authorities for applications by area

Top three local authority areas Applications
Birmingham 21,536
City of Westminster 19,706
Leeds 17,094

Top three customers for transactions

Top three customers Transactions for value
My Home Move Limited 2,096
Countrywide Property Lawyers 949
O’Neill Patient 905

Top three customers for searches

Top three customers Searches
Enact 10,050
Optima Legal Services 7,247
O’Neill Patient 6,080

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Notes to editors

  1. Transaction Data is published on the 15th working day of each month. The August Transaction Data will be published at 11am on Wednesday 21 September 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 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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