Press release

August 2017 Transaction Data

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

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In August:

  • HM Land Registry completed more than 1,671,900 applications
  • the South East topped the table of regional applications with 392,737
  • Birmingham topped the table of applications by local authority area with 25,179

The Transaction Data shows HM Land Registry completed 1,671,917 applications from its customers in August. This included 1,645,152 applications by account holders, of which:

  • 394,119 were applications in respect of registered land (dealings)
  • 774,442 were applications to obtain an official copy of a register or title plan
  • 229,895 were searches
  • 81,156 were transactions for value

Applications by region

Region Applications
South East 392,737
Greater London 313,338
North West 186,030
South West 164,325
West Midlands 143,074
Yorkshire and the Humber 128,718
East Midlands 115,673
Wales 79,289
North 76,810
East Anglia 71,789
England and Wales (not assigned) 87
Isles of Scilly 47
Total 1,671,917

Top three local authority areas for applications

Top three local authority areas Applications
Birmingham 25,179
City of Westminster 21,516
Leeds 19,102

Top three customers for transactions for value

Top three customers Transactions for value
My Home Move Limited 1,887
O’Neill Patient 1,127
Countrywide Property Lawyers 662

Top three customers for searches

Top three customers Searches
Breeze & Wyles 9,229
Enact 9,073
O’Neill Patient 8,375

Access the full dataset.

Notes to editors

  1. Transaction Data is published on the 15th working day of each month. The September Transaction Data will be published at 11am on Friday 20 October 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 21 September 2017