Press release

June 2015 Transaction Data

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

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In June 2015:

  • Land Registry completes 1,521,327 applications
  • South East tops the table of regional applications with 348,139
  • Birmingham tops the table of local authority applications with 23,755

The Transaction Data shows Land Registry completed over 1,521,320 applications from its customers in June. This includes 1,481,697 applications by account customers, of which:

  • 341,720 were applications in respect of registered land (dealings)
  • 702,405 were applications to obtain an official copy of a register or title plan
  • 208,486 were searches
  • 79,137 were transactions for value
Region Applications
South East 348,139
Greater London 298,045
North West 165,460
South West 153,119
West Midlands 127,129
Yorks and Humber 118,518
East Midlands 108,718
North 70,942
Wales 69,414
East Anglia 61,732
England and Wales (not assigned) 80
Isles of Scilly 31
Total 1,521,327
Top three local authorities Applications
Birmingham 23,755
City of Westminster 21,326
Leeds 18,088
Top three customers Transactions for value
My Home Move Limited 1,548
Countrywide Property Lawyers 781
O’Neill Patient 698
Top three customers Searches
Enact 8,816
Optima Legal Services 6,558
O’Neill Patient 5,635

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Notes to editors

  1. Transaction Data is published on the fifteenth working day of each month. The July Transaction Data will be published at 11am on Friday 21 August 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.

Contact

Senior Press Officer

Marion Shelley
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Published 21 July 2015