Press release

May 2015 Transaction Data

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

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In May 2015:

  • Land Registry completes 1,298,742 applications
  • South East tops the table of regional applications with 299,361
  • Birmingham tops the table of local authority applications with 20,035

The Transaction Data shows Land Registry completed over 1,298,740 applications from its customers in May. This includes 1,264,074 applications by account customers, of which:

  • 286,606 were applications in respect of registered land (dealings)
  • 608,701 were applications to obtain an official copy of a register or title plan
  • 172,622 were searches
  • 71,570 were transactions for value
Region Applications
South East 299,361
Greater London 254,365
North West 142,810
South West 127,113
West Midlands 107,385
Yorks and Humber 102,090
East Midlands 93,715
North 59,781
Wales 59,413
East Anglia 52,591
England and Wales (not assigned) 87
Isles of Scilly 31
Total 1,298,742
Top three local authorities Applications
Birmingham 20,035
City of Westminster 18,606
Leeds 15,125
Top three customers Transactions for value
My Home Move Limited 1,433
Countrywide Property Lawyers 817
O’Neill Patient 674
Top three customers Searches
Enact 7,421
Optima Legal Services 5,690
TM Group (UK) Ltd (Search Choice) 5,521

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Notes to editors

  1. Transaction Data is published on the fifteenth working day of each month. The June Transaction Data will be published at 11am on Tuesday 21 July 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 https://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
Trafalgar House
1 Bedford Park
Croydon
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Published 19 June 2015