Press release

July 2014 Transaction Data

The data published on this page provides information about the number and types of applications that Land Registry completed in July 2014.

  • Land Registry completes 1,479,497 applications
  • South East tops the table of regional applications with 341,887
  • Birmingham tops the table of local authority applications with 22,621

The Transaction Data shows Land Registry completed over 1,479,490 applications from its customers in July. This includes 1,435,427 applications by account customers, of which 359,687 were applications in respect of registered land (dealings); 653,293 were applications to obtain an official copy of a register or title plan; 202,740 were searches and 80,360 were transactions for value.

Applications by region

Region Applications
South East 341,887
Greater London 287,977
North West 159,606
South West 147,107
West Midlands 125,194
Yorks & Humber 116,452
East Midlands 104,443
North 68,895
Wales 68,116
East Anglia 59,707
England & Wales (not assigned) 68
Isles of Scilly 45
Total 1,479,497

Top three local authorities

Top three local authorities Applications
Birmingham 22,621
City of Westminster 21,923
Leeds 17,186

Top three customers by transactions for value

Top three customers Transactions for value
My Home Move Limited 1,576
Countrywide Property Lawyers 934
O’Neill Patient 642

Top three customers by searches

Top three customers Searches
Enact 6,375
Optima Legal Services 6,202
O’Neill Patient 5,022

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Notes to editors

  1. Transaction Data is published on the fifteenth working day of each month. The August Transaction Data will be published at 11am on Friday 19 September 2014.
  2. The monthly Transaction Data shows how many applications for first registrations, leases, transfers of part, dealings, official copies and searches lodged by Land Registry account customers were completed. Explanation of the terms used
  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 Land Registry to register the purchase of the property. For information about the different types of search.
  5. As a government department established in 1862, executive agency and trading fund responsible to the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, Land Registry keeps and maintains the Land Register for England and Wales. The Land Register has been an open document since 1990.
  6. With the largest transactional database of its kind detailing over 23 million titles, Land Registry underpins the economy by safeguarding ownership of many billions of pounds worth of property.
  7. For further information about Land Registry visit
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Press and PR Manager

Marion Shelley
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Published 21 August 2014