Press release

June 2016 Transaction Data

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

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In June:

  • Land Registry completed 1,545,329 applications
  • The South East topped the table of regional applications with 359,229
  • Birmingham topped the table of local authority applications by area with 23,085

The Transaction Data shows Land Registry completed more than 1,545,320 applications from its customers in June.This included 1,517,338 applications by account customers, of which:

  • 355,571 were applications in respect of registered land (dealings)
  • 719,576 were applications to obtain an official copy of a register or title plan
  • 208,997 were searches
  • 90,477 were transactions for value

Applications by region

Region Applications
South East 359,229
Greater London 307,748
North West 166,580
South West 149,297
West Midlands 129,946
Yorks and Humber 120,669
East Midlands 109,230
Wales 70,067
North 69,692
East Anglia 62,747
England and Wales (not assigned) 75
Isles of Scilly 49
Total 1,545,329

Top three local authorities for applications by area

Top three local authority areas Applications
Birmingham 23,085
City of Westminster 21,153
Leeds 17,991

Top three customers for transactions

Top three customers Transactions for value
My Home Move Limited 2,327
O’Neill Patient 1,015
Countrywide Property Lawyers 964

Top three customers for searches

Top three customers Searches
Enact 10,056
Optima Legal Services 8,246
O’Neill Patient 6,011

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Notes to editors

  1. Transaction Data is published on the 15th working day of each month. The July Transaction Data will be published at 11am on Friday 19 August 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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Senior Press Officer

Marion Shelley
Trafalgar House
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Croydon
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Press Officer

Paula Dorman
Head Office
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Published 21 July 2016