Press release

May 2017 Transaction Data

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


In May:

  • HM Land Registry completed more than 1,620,800 applications
  • the South East topped the table of regional applications with 378,531
  • Birmingham topped the table of applications by local authority area with 25,427

The Transaction Data shows HM Land Registry completed 1,620,802 applications from its customers in May. This included 1,595,183 applications by account holders, of which:

  • 360,412 were applications in respect of registered land (dealings)
  • 780,831 were applications to obtain an official copy of a register or title plan
  • 203,008 were searches
  • 74,576 were transactions for value

Applications by region

Region Applications
South East 378,531
Greater London 312,068
North West 176,569
South West 159,503
West Midlands 139,622
Yorkshire and the Humber 124,918
East Midlands 113,715
Wales 76,075
North 73,411
East Anglia 66,244
England and Wales (not assigned) 104
Isles of Scilly 42
Total 1,620,802

Top three local authority areas for applications

Local authority area Applications
Birmingham 25,427
City of Westminster 22,912
Leeds 18,896

Top three customers for transactions for value

Customer Transactions for value
My Home Move Limited 1,660
O’Neill Patient 862
Countrywide Property Lawyers 694

Top three customers for searches

Customers Searches
Breeze & Wyles 9,689
Enact 8,569
O’Neill Patient 7,023

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Notes to editors

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