Senior Press Officer
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The transaction data shows HM Land Registry completed 1,688,244 applications in March compared with 1,632,969 in February and 1,796,056 last March, of which:
359,219 were applications for register updates compared with 376,546 in February
824,859 were applications to get an official copy of a register compared with 796,961 in February
211,464 were search and hold queries (official searches) compared with 186,329 in February
26,228 were postal applications from non-account holders, compared with 23,910 in February
|Region/country||January applications||February applications||March applications|
|Yorkshire and the Humber||139,207||122,513||128,654|
|Isles of Scilly||110||75||79|
|England and Wales (not assigned)||75||70||61|
|Top 5 local authority areas||January applications||Top 5 local authority areas||February application||Top 5 Local authority areas||March applications|
|City of Westminster||25,488||City of Westminster||21,991||City of Westminster||24,562|
|Top 5 customers||January applications||Top 5 customers||February applications||Top 5 customers||March applications|
|Nationwide Building Society||31,589||Optima Legal Services||27,904||Optima Legal Services||28,113|
|Optima Legal Services||27,284||O’Neill Patient||23,851||O’Neill Patient||26,056|
|O’Neill Patient||26,073||Devonshires||20,684||Infotrack Limited||22,948|
|My Home Move Limited||19,103||TM Group (UK) Ltd||19,558||TM Group (UK) Ltd||19,320|
Transaction Data is published on the 15th working day of each month. The April Transaction Data will be published at 11am on Tuesday 22 May 2018 at HM Land Registry Monthly Property Transaction Data.
The monthly Transaction Data showing how many applications for new titles, leases, splitting titles, updating existing titles, official copies of the register and search and hold queries (official searches) were received, reflects the volume of applications lodged by customers using an HM Land Registry account number on their application form.
We are challenging ourselves to reassess our language to make our terms understandable to both our commercial and citizen customers. This is in line with our commitment set out in the Business Strategy 2017-2022 under the ‘simplicity’ element of our ambition.
Completed applications in England and Wales shown by region and by local authority include postal applications as well as those sent electronically.
Transaction Data excludes: pending applications, bankruptcy applications, bulk applications, discharge applications (to remove a charge, for example a mortgage, from the register).
Transactions for value are applications lodged involving a transfer of ownership for value. For an explanation of other terms used, see abbreviations used in the transaction data.
Most search and hold queries (official searches) carried out by a solicitor or conveyancer are to protect the purchase and/or mortgage. For example, a search and hold query will give the buyer priority for an application to HM Land Registry to register the purchase of the property. This can give an indication of market activity.
Reasonable skill and care is used in the provision of the data. We strive to ensure that the data is as accurate as possible but cannot guarantee that it is free from error. We cannot guarantee our data is fit for your intended purpose or use.
Transaction Data is available free of charge for use and re-use under the Open Government Licence (OGL). The licence allows public bodies to make their data available for re-use.
If you use or publish the Transaction Data, you must add the following attribution statement: Contains HM Land Registry data © Crown copyright and database right 2017. This data is licensed under the Open Government Licence v3.0.
HM Land Registry’s mission is to guarantee and protect property rights in England and Wales.
HM Land Registry is a government department created in 1862. It operates as an executive agency and a trading fund and its running costs are covered by the fees paid by the users of its services. Its ambition is to become the world’s leading land registry for speed, simplicity and an open approach to data.
HM Land Registry safeguards land and property ownership worth in excess of £4 trillion, including around £1 trillion of mortgages. The Land Register contains more than 25 million titles showing evidence of ownership for some 85% of the land mass of England and Wales.
For further information about HM Land Registry visit www.gov.uk/land-registry
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