Press release

April 2017 Transaction Data

This data provides information about the number and types of applications that HM Land Registry completed in April 2017.


In April:

  • HM Land Registry completed more than 1,386,140 applications
  • the South East topped the table of regional applications with 327,769
  • Birmingham topped the table of applications by local authority area with 20,709

The Transaction Data shows HM Land Registry completed 1,386,147 applications from its customers in April. This included 1,363,340 applications by account holders, of which:

  • 315,717 were applications in respect of registered land (dealings)
  • 662,087 were applications to obtain an official copy of a register or title plan
  • 172,183 were searches
  • 69,962 were transactions for value

Applications by region

Region Applications
South East 327,769
Greater London 263,934
North West 152,718
South West 135,453
West Midlands 115,782
Yorks & Humber 107,656
East Midlands 97,889
North 64,901
Wales 63,917
East Anglia 56,040
England and Wales (not assigned) 62
Isles of Scilly 26
Total 1,386,147

Top three local authority areas for applications

Local authority area Applications
Birmingham 20,709
City of Westminster 19,877
Leeds 15,900

Top three customers for transactions for value

Customer Transactions for value
My Home Move Limited 1,617
O’Neill Patient 838
Birchall Blackburn 699

Top three customers for searches

Customer Searches
Enact 7,354
O’Neill Patient 6,297
Breeze and Wyles 5,677

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Notes to editors

  1. Transaction Data is published on the 15th working day of each month. The May Transaction Data will be published at 11am on Wednesday 21 June 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

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Published 22 May 2017