March 2017 Transaction Data

In March:

  • HM Land Registry completed more than 1,796,050 applications
  • the South East topped the table of regional applications with 414,647
  • Birmingham topped the table of applications by local authority area with 28,034

The Transaction Data shows HM Land Registry completed 1,796,056 applications from its customers in March. This included 1,765,228 applications by account holders, of which:

  • 394,967 were applications in respect of registered land (dealings)
  • 868,829 were applications to obtain an official copy of a register or title plan
  • 223,058 were searches
  • 91,676 were transactions for value

Applications by region

Region Applications
South East 414,647
Greater London 348,475
North West 198,873
South West 173,263
West Midlands 150,580
Yorks & Humber 141,302
East Midlands 128,380
North 84,942
Wales 83,366
East Anglia 72,079
England and Wales (not assigned) 81
Isles of Scilly 68
Total 1,796,056

Top three local authority areas for applications

Local authority area Applications
Birmingham 28,034
City of Westminster 26,332
Leeds 21,078

Top three customers for transactions for value

Customer Transactions for value
My Home Move Limited 1,795
O’Neill Patient 1,187
Countrywide Property Lawyers 820

Top three customers for searches

Customer Searches
Enact 10,132
O’Neill Patient 7,909
Optima Legal Services 6,008

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Notes to editors

  1. Transaction Data is published on the 15th working day of each month. The April Transaction Data will be published at 11am on Monday 22 May 2017 at HM Land Registry Monthly Property Transaction Data.

  2. The monthly Transaction Data shows how many applications for first registrations, leases, transfers of part, dealings, official copies and searches lodged by HM 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 HM 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, HM 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, HM Land Registry underpins the economy by safeguarding ownership of many billions of pounds worth of property.

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

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