Press release: September 2017 Transaction Data

In September:

  • HM Land Registry completed more than 1,586,980 applications
  • the South East topped the table of regional applications with 372,168
  • Birmingham topped the table of applications by local authority area with 23,631

The Transaction Data shows HM Land Registry completed 1,586,987 applications from its customers in September. This included 1,562,821 applications by account holders, of which:

  • 363,990 were applications in respect of registered land (dealings)
  • 747,090 were applications to obtain an official copy of a register or title plan
  • 210,805 were searches
  • 90,653 were transactions for value

Applications by region and country

Region and country Applications
South East 372,168
Greater London 298,966
North West 176,591
South West 155,495
West Midlands 135,283
Yorkshire and the Humber 122,127
East Midlands 111,411
Wales 76,292
North 72,506
East Anglia 66,034
England and Wales (not assigned) 67
Isles of Scilly 47
Total 1,586,987

Top three local authority areas for applications

Local authority area Applications
Birmingham 23,631
City of Westminster 20,892
Leeds 18,076

Top three customers for transactions for value

Customer Transactions for value
My Home Move Limited 2,114
O’Neill Patient 1,151
Countrywide Property Lawyers 827

Top three customers for searches

Customer Searches
Enact 10,402
O’Neill Patient 6,927
Optima Legal Service 6,219

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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 Tuesday 21 November 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 25 million titles, HM Land Registry underpins the economy by safeguarding ownership of many billions of pounds worth of property.

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Link: Press release: September 2017 Transaction Data
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