Press release

September 2016 Transaction Data

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

Aerial view

In September:

  • Land Registry completed 1,568,749 applications
  • The South East topped the table of regional applications with 364,163
  • Birmingham topped the table of local authority applications by area with 23,306

The Transaction Data shows Land Registry completed more than 1,568,740 applications from its customers in September.This included 1,530,176 applications by account customers, of which:

  • 367,942 were applications in respect of registered land (dealings)
  • 734,178 were applications to obtain an official copy of a register or title plan
  • 199,521 were searches
  • 97,263 were transactions for value

Applications by region

Region Applications
South East 364,163
Greater London 309,228
North West 168,490
South West 152,945
West Midlands 130,302
Yorks & Humber 120,652
East Midlands 110,273
Wales 73,774
North 69,706
East Anglia 69,067
England and Wales (not assigned) 85
Isles of Scilly 64
Total 1,568,749

Top three local authorities for applications by area

Top three local authority areas Applications
Birmingham 23,306
City of Westminster 22,112
Leeds 17,716

Top three customers for transactions

Top three customers Transactions for value
My Home Move Limited 2,287
O’Neill Patient 1,138
Countrywide Property Lawyers 1,121

Top three customers for searches

Top three customers Searches
Enact 9,235
Optima Legal Services 6,529
O’Neill Patient 6,463

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Notes to editors

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