Press release

October 2014 Transaction Data

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

  • Land Registry completes 1,509,954 applications
  • South East tops the table of regional applications with 349,858
  • Birmingham tops the table of local authority applications with 23,528

The Transaction Data shows Land Registry completed over 1.5m applications from its customers in October. This includes 1,464,352 applications by account customers, of which 382,966 were applications in respect of registered land (dealings); 662,153 were applications to obtain an official copy of a register or title plan; 205,537 were searches and 102,912 were transactions for value.

Region Applications
South East 349,858
Greater London 288,203
North West 164,544
South West 146,451
West Midlands 129,353
Yorks & Humber 118,923
East Midlands 109,121
Wales 72,558
North 70,596
East Anglia 60,234
England & Wales (not assigned) 67
Isles of Scilly 46
Total 1,509,954
Top three local authorities Applications
Birmingham 23,528
City of Westminster 21,571
Leeds 17,266
Top three customers Transactions for value
My Home Move Limited 1,905
Countrywide Property Lawyers 1,110
Stevensons 1,042
Top three customers Searches
Enact 7,368
Optima Legal Services 6,291
TM Group (UK) Ltd (Search Choice) 4,766

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Notes to editors

  1. Transaction Data is published on the fifteenth working day of each month. The November Transaction Data will be published at 11am on Friday 19 December 2014 on
  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 almost 24 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
  8. Follow us on Twitter @LandRegGov. Find us on LinkedIn, Facebook and our blog.


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Marion Shelley
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Published 21 November 2014