May 2016 Transaction Data
This data provides information about the number and types of applications that Land Registry completed in May 2016.
- Land Registry completed 1,491,651 applications
- The South East topped the table of regional applications with 342,612
- Birmingham topped the table of applications by local authority area with 21,981
The Transaction Data shows Land Registry completed more than 1,491,650 applications from its customers in May. This included 1,460,738 applications by account customers, of which:
- 365,745 were applications in respect of registered land (dealings)
- 697,066 were applications to obtain an official copy of a register or title plan
- 179,220 were searches
- 81,583 were transactions for value
Applications by region
|Yorks and Humber||115,944|
|England and Wales (not assigned)||72|
|Isles of Scilly||17|
Top three local authorities for applications by area
|Top three local authority areas||Applications|
|City of Westminster||20,649|
Top three customers for transactions
|Top three customers||Transactions for value|
|Knights Professional Services Ltd||2,565|
|My Home Move Limited||1,770|
|Countrywide Property Lawyers||833|
Top three customers for searches
|Top three customers||Searches|
|Optima Legal Services||6,401|
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Notes to editors
Transaction Data is published on the 15th working day of each month. The June Transaction Data will be published at 11am on Thursday 21 July 2016 at data.gov.uk.
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.
Transactions for value include freehold and leasehold sales.
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.
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.
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.
For further information about Land Registry visit www.gov.uk/land-registry.
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Published: 21 June 2016
From: HM Land Registry