Press release

November 2015 Transaction Data

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

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In November 2015:

  • Land Registry completed 1,494,887 applications
  • South East topped the table of regional applications with 344,669
  • Birmingham topped the table of local authority applications with 22,352

The Transaction Data shows Land Registry completed over 1,494,880 applications from its customers in November. This includes 1,463,088 applications by account customers, of which:

  • 363,700 were applications in respect of registered land (dealings)
  • 677,160 were applications to obtain an official copy of a register or title plan
  • 206,321 were searches
  • 93,721 were transactions for value
Region Applications
South East 344,669
Greater London 295,928
North West 167,971
South West 147,212
West Midlands 123,075
Yorks and Humber 114,098
East Midlands 104,475
North 68,787
Wales 68,548
East Anglia 60,012
England and Wales (not assigned) 57
Isles of Scilly 55
Total 1,494,887
Top three local authorities Applications
Birmingham 22,352
City of Westminster 20,361
Leeds 16,991
Top three customers Transactions for value
My Home Move Limited 2,193
Winckworth Sherwood 1,295
O’Neill Patient 1,025
Top three customers Searches
Enact 8,677
Optima Legal Services 7,725
TM Group (UK) Ltd (Search Choice) 6,271

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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 Friday 22 January 2016 on 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 www.gov.uk/land-registry
  8. Follow us on Twitter @LandRegGov and @CofrestrfaTir and find us on our blog, LinkedIn and Facebook

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Published 21 December 2015