Press release

September 2014 Transaction Data

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

  • Land Registry completes 1,419,622 applications
  • South East tops the table of regional applications with 327,345
  • Birmingham tops the table of local authority applications with 22,041

The Transaction Data shows Land Registry completed over 1,419,620 applications from its customers in September. This includes 1,372,851 applications by account customers, of which 352,202 were applications in respect of registered land (dealings); 626,126 were applications to obtain an official copy of a register or title plan; 195,072 were searches and 104,760 were transactions for value.

Applications by region

Region Applications
South East 327,345
Greater London 270,974
North West 152,001
South West 144,206
West Midlands 119,164
Yorks & Humber 110,499
East Midlands 99,425
Wales 73,593
North 64,607
East Anglia 57,671
England & Wales (not assigned) 77
Isles of Scilly 60
Total 1,419,622

Top three local authorities

Top three local authorities Applications
Birmingham 22,041
City of Westminster 20,372
Leeds 16,476

Top three customers by transactions for value

Top three customers Transactions for value
My Home Move Limited 2,093
Countrywide Property Lawyers 1,066
Beaumont Legal 924

Top three customers by searches

Top three customers Searches
Enact 7,227
Optima Legal Services 6,413
TM Group (UK) Ltd (Search Choice) 4,861

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Notes to editors

  1. Transaction Data is published on the fifteenth working day of each month. The October Transaction Data will be published at 11am on Friday 21 November 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 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.


Press and PR Manager

Marion Shelley
Head Office
Trafalgar House

1 Bedford Park

Published 21 October 2014