Press release

September 2015 Transaction Data

This data provides information about the number and types of applications that Land Registry completed in September 2015.

Land from the sky

In September 2015:

  • Land Registry completes 1,513,920 applications
  • South East tops the table of regional applications with 349,215
  • Birmingham tops the table of local authority applications with 23,263

The Transaction Data shows Land Registry completed over 1,513,900 applications from its customers in September. This includes 1,480,274 applications by account customers, of which;

  • 373,424 were applications in respect of registered land (dealings)
  • 680,982 were applications to obtain an official copy of a register or title plan
  • 210,635 were searches
  • 88,229 were transactions for value
Region Applications
South East 349,215
Greater London 295,233
North West 164,953
South West 151,984
West Midlands 131,438
Yorks and Humber 115,551
East Midlands 105,811
North 70,082
Wales 68,770
East Anglia 60,740
England and Wales (not assigned) 90
Isles of Scilly 53
Total 1,513,920
Top 3 local authorities Applications
Birmingham 23,263
City of Westminster 21,061
Leeds 16,945
Top 3 customers Transactions for value
My Home Move Limited 2,036
O’Neill Patient 966
Countrywide Property Lawyers 964
Top 3 customers Searches
Enact 9,611
Optima Legal Services 6,194
O’Neill Patient 5,901

Access the full dataset.

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 20 November 2015 at
  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. 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 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, Innovation and Skills, 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 over 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
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Published 21 October 2015