Press release

March 2015 Transaction Data

The data published here provides information about the number and types of applications that Land Registry completed in March 2015.

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In March 2015:

  • Land Registry completes 1,479,694 applications
  • South East tops the table of regional applications with 340,799
  • City of Westminster tops the table of local authority applications with 24,648

The Transaction Data shows Land Registry completed over 1,479,690 applications from its customers in March. This includes 1,437,889 applications by account customers, of which 320,443 were applications in respect of registered land (dealings); 701,801 were applications to obtain an official copy of a register or title plan; 190,308 were searches and 72,086 were transactions for value.

Region Applications
South East 340,799
Greater London 293,900
North West 161,768
South West 142,985
West Midlands 121,451
Yorks and Humber 116,176
East Midlands 104,067
North 71,090
Wales 67,778
East Anglia 59,548
England and Wales (not assigned) 84
Isles of Scilly 48
Total 1,479,694
Top three local authorities Applications
City of Westminster 24,648
Birmingham 22,589
Leeds 17,404
Top three customers Transactions for value
My Home Move Limited 1,354
Countrywide Property Lawyers 786
O’Neill Patient 650
Top three customers Searches
TM Group (UK) Ltd (Search Choice) 9,166
Enact 7,753
Optima Legal Services 5,103

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Notes to editors

  1. Transaction Data is published on the fifteenth working day of each month. The April Transaction Data will be published at 11am on Friday 22 May 2015 at
  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. Explanation of the terms used.
  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
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Published 23 April 2015