Press release

May 2014 Transaction Data

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

Land Registry Croydon office
  • Land Registry completes 1,360,416 applications
  • South East tops the table of regional applications with 317,043
  • Birmingham tops the table of local authority applications with 19,593

The Transaction Data shows Land Registry completed over 1,360,400 applications from its customers in May. This includes 1,311,939 applications by account customers, of which 360,223 were applications in respect of registered land (dealings); 582,518 were applications to obtain an official copy of a register or title plan; 173,991 were searches and 77,402 were transactions for value.

Applications by region

Region Applications
South East 317,043
Greater London 260,379
North West 151,871
South West 135,018
West Midlands 111,399
Yorks & Humber 104,672
East Midlands 97,825
Wales 64,034
North 63,261
East Anglia 54,778
England & Wales (not assigned) 70
Isles of Scilly 66
Total 1,360,416

Top three local authorities

Top three local authorities Applications
Birmingham 19,593
City of Westminster 18,777
Leeds 15,575

Top three customers by transaction

Top three customers Transactions for value
My Home Move Limited 1,604
Countrywide Property Lawyers 968
O’Neill Patient 584

Top three customers by searches

Top three customers Searches
Enact 6,447
Optima Legal Services 5,140
TM Group (UK) Ltd (Search Choice) 4,620

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Notes to editors

  1. Transaction Data is published on the fifteenth working day of each month. The June Transaction Data will be published at 11am on Friday 21 July 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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Published 20 June 2014