Press release

November 2016 Transaction Data

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

In November:

  • Land Registry completed more than 1,644,000 applications
  • the South East topped the table of regional applications with 379,349
  • Birmingham topped the table of local authority applications by area with 24,922

The Transaction Data shows Land Registry completed 1,644,163 applications from its customers in November. This included 1,618,718 applications by account customers, of which:

  • 381,900 were applications in respect of registered land (dealings)
  • 761,333 were applications to obtain an official copy of a register or title plan
  • 224,057 were searches
  • 79,359 were transactions for value

Applications by region

Region Applications
South East 379,349
Greater London 326,874
North West 178,150
South West 159,498
West Midlands 137,148
Yorks and Humber 125,496
East Midlands 116,447
Wales 78,530
North 74,796
East Anglia 67,729
England and Wales (not assigned) 97
Isles of Scilly 49
Total 1,644,163

Top three local authority areas for applications

Top three local authority areas Applications
Birmingham 24,922
City of Westminster 24,190
Leeds 18,892

Top three customers for transactions

Top three customers Transactions for value
My Home Move Limited 1,967
Countrywide Property Lawyers 912
O’Neill Patient 867

Top three customers for searches

Top three customers Searches
TM Group (UK) Ltd (Search Choice) 12,991
Enact 9,799
Optima Legal Services 7,340

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Notes to editors

  1. Transaction Data is published on the 15th working day of each month. The December Transaction Data will be published at 11am on Monday 23 January 2016 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, Energy and Industrial Strategy, 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.

  7. For further information about Land Registry visit www.gov.uk/land-registry

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