Press release

July 2017 Transaction Data

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


In July:

  • HM Land Registry completed more than 1,619,100 applications
  • the South East topped the table of regional applications with 380,869
  • Birmingham topped the table of applications by local authority area with 25,360

The Transaction Data shows HM Land Registry completed 1,619,118 applications from its customers in July. This included 1,593,959 applications by account holders, of which:

  • 382,789 were applications in respect of registered land (dealings)
  • 757,541 were applications to obtain an official copy of a register or title plan
  • 216,998 were searches
  • 82,797 were transactions for value

Applications by region

Region Applications
South East 380,869
Greater London 307,708
North West 179,961
South West 156,773
West Midlands 137,549
Yorkshire and the Humber 123,051
East Midlands 114,005
Wales 76,030
North 75,293
East Anglia 67,751
England and Wales (not assigned) 64
Isles of Scilly 64
Total 1,619,118

Top three local authority areas for applications

Local authority areas Applications
Birmingham 25,360
City of Westminster 21,645
Leeds 17,500

Top three customers for transactions for value

Customer Transactions for value
My Home Move Limited 1,876
O’Neill Patient 933
Countrywide Property Lawyers 652

Top three customers for searches

Customer Searches
Enact 9,149
O’Neill Patient 7,991
Breeze & Wyles 6,799

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Notes to editors

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