Press release

November 2014 Transaction Data

The data published here provides information about the number and types of applications that Land Registry completed in November 2014.

  • Land Registry completes 1,348,261 applications
  • South East tops the table of regional applications with 308,426
  • Birmingham tops the table of local authority applications with 21,635

The Transaction Data shows Land Registry completed almost 1.35m applications from its customers in November. This includes 1,308,019 applications by account customers, of which 344,606 were applications in respect of registered land (dealings); 592,154 were applications to obtain an official copy of a register or title plan; 180,681 were searches and 91,091 were transactions for value.

Region Applications
South East 308,426
Greater London 257,198
North West 150,708
South West 128,754
West Midlands 115,796
Yorks & Humber 108,542
East Midlands 95,891
North 63,702
Wales 63,569
East Anglia 55,559
England & Wales (not assigned) 68
Isles of Scilly 48
Total 1,348,261
Top three local authorities Applications
Birmingham 21,635
City of Westminster 19,204
Leeds 16,035
Top three customers Transactions for value
Stevensons 4,628
My Home Move Limited 1,615
Countrywide Property Lawyers 1,020
Top three customers Searches
Enact 6,592
Optima Legal Services 5,627
O’Neill Patient 4,058

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Notes to editors

  1. Transaction Data is published on the fifteenth working day of each month. The December Transaction Data will be published at 11am on Thursday 22 January 2015 on data.gov
  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. For information about the different types of search.
  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 an open document since 1990.
  6. With the largest transactional database of its kind detailing almost 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
  8. Follow us on Twitter @LandRegGov. Find us on LinkedIn, Facebook and our blog.

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