Press release

March 2016 Transaction Data

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

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In March:

  • Land Registry completed 1,608,638 applications
  • The South East topped the table of regional applications with 367,540
  • Birmingham topped the table of local authority applications with 24,731

The Transaction Data shows Land Registry completed more than 1,608,600 applications from its customers in March.This included 1,578,360 applications by account customers, of which:

  • 359,911 were applications in respect of registered land (dealings)
  • 720,349 were applications to obtain an official copy of a register or title plan
  • 266,169 were searches
  • 90,476 were transactions for value
Region Applications
South East 367,540
Greater London 321,563
North West 178,525
South West 156,155
West Midlands 134,231
Yorks and Humber 123,396
East Midlands 118,096
North 72,674
Wales 72,549
East Anglia 63,772
England and Wales (not assigned) 73
Isles of Scilly 64
Total 1,608,638
Top three local authorities Applications
Birmingham 24,731
City of Westminster 22,391
Leeds 18,676
Top three customers Transactions for value
My Home Move Limited 2,087
Countrywide Property Lawyers 946
O’Neill Patient 913
Top three customers Searches
Enact 9,062
Optima Legal Services 7,456
O’Neill Patient 6,637

Access the full dataset.

Notes to editors

  1. Transaction Data is published on the 15th working day of each month. The April Transaction Data will be published at 11am on Monday 23 May 2016 on

  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 more than 24 million titles, Land Registry underpins the economy by safeguarding ownership of many billions of pounds worth of property.

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Published 21 April 2016