Press release

October 2016 Transaction Data

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

Aerial view

In October:

  • Land Registry completed 1,532,007 applications
  • the South East topped the table of regional applications with 358,770
  • Birmingham topped the table of local authority applications by area with 23,574

The Transaction Data shows Land Registry completed more than 1,532,000 applications from its customers in October.This included 1,506,834 applications by account customers, of which:

  • 364,610 were applications in respect of registered land (dealings)
  • 710,696 were applications to obtain an official copy of a register or title plan
  • 198,306 were searches
  • 82,154 were transactions for value

Applications by region

Region Applications
South East 358,770
Greater London 297,428
North West 166,224
South West 151,674
West Midlands 126,692
Yorks and Humber 117,949
East Midlands 108,126
Wales 71,688
North 69,858
East Anglia 63,455
England and Wales (not assigned) 98
Isles of Scilly 45
Total 1,532,007

Top three local authority areas for applications

Top three local authority areas Applications
Birmingham 23,574
City of Westminster 21,013
Leeds 17,609

Top three customers for transactions

Top three customers Transactions for value
My Home Move Limited 1,901
O’Neill Patient 909
Countrywide Property Lawyers 872

Top three customers for searches

Top three customers Searches
Enact 9,551
Optima Legal Services 7,602
O’Neill Patient 7,028

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Notes to editors

  1. Transaction Data is published on the 15th working day of each month. The November Transaction Data will be published at 11am on Wednesday 21 December 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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Published 21 November 2016