December 2019 Transaction Data

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In December:

  • HM Land Registry completed more than 1,375,680 applications to change or query the Land Register
  • the South East topped the table of regional applications with 313,823

HM Land Registry completed 1,375,682 applications in December compared with 1,771,880 in November and 1,274,000 last December, of which:

  • 310,299 were applications for register updates compared with 355,399 in November
  • 652,772 were applications for an official copy of a register compared with 912,853 in November
  • 207,679 were search and hold queries (official searches) compared with 226,094 in November
  • 17,402 were postal applications from non-account holders compared with 20,835 in November

Applications by region and country

Region/country October applications November applications December applications
South East 430,303 404,786 313,823
Greater London 347,443 345,170 256,620
North West 227,567 206,020 156,919
South West 181,312 168,039 133,325
West Midlands 168,325 149,859 120,093
Yorkshire and the Humber 152,736 138,165 110,777
East Midlands 138,606 124,538 100,028
North 91,825 81,318 64,881
East Anglia 79,314 72,626 56,073
Isles of Scilly 53 52 97
Wales 87,964 81,224 62,968
England and Wales (not assigned) 95 87 78
Total 1,905,543 1,771,884 1,375,682

Top 5 local authority areas

Top 5 local authority areas October applications Top 5 local authority areas November applications Top 5 local authority areas December applications
Birmingham 29,114 Birmingham 26,875 Birmingham 20,979
Leeds 23,865 City of Westminster 23,596 City of Westminster 18,088
City of Westminster 23,722 Leeds 21,303 Leeds 16,802
Manchester 22,792 Cornwall 17,648 Cornwall 14,106
Liverpool 19,602 Manchester 16,777 Manchester 13,030

Top 5 customers

Top 5 customers October applications Top 5 customers November applications Top 5 customers December applications
Infotrack Limited 59,349 Infotrack Limited 56,765 Enact 43,278
Enact 59,062 Enact 54,094 Infotrack Limited 42,603
O’Neill Patient 31,592 O’Neill Patient 31,687 O’Neill Patient 28,990
My Home Move Limited 20,505 WSP Management Services Ltd 23,169 Optima Legal Services 20,178
HBOS PLC Bank 19,669 Optima Legal Services 21,467 HBOS PLC Bank 16,755

Access the full dataset on data.gov.uk

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Transaction Data is published on the 15th working day of each month. The January data will be published at 11am on Friday 21 February 2020.

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