Land registration – guidance

Land Registry transaction data

Access information about the volume and type of applications completed each month.

Transaction data shows how many customer applications we completed in the preceding month for: first registrations, leases, transfers of part, dealings, official copies and searches. It does not represent the total number of applications lodged each month, because we exclude pending or withdrawn applications.

Access to published data

Download our transaction data as CSV files.

Our transaction data is also available in a machine-readable format as linked data

Data provided

Completed applications in England and Wales lodged by all customers by:

  • number and type of application divided by region
  • number and type of application divided by local authority district.

Completed applications in England and Wales lodged by account holders by:

  • number and type of application
  • number and type of transactions for value, including freehold and leasehold sales
  • number and type of searches.

Data costs

Transaction data is available free of charge and is available for use and re-use under the Open Government Licence (OGL). This licence allows public bodies to make their data available for re-use. Please ensure that you understand the terms of the OGL before using the data.

Abbreviations used in the transaction data

Acronym Title Description
DFL Dispositionary First Lease An application for the registration of a new lease granted by the proprietor of registered land
DLG Dealing An application in respect of registered land. This includes transfers of title, charges and notices
FR First Registration An application for a first registration of land both freehold and leasehold. For leasehold this applies when the landlord’s title is not registered
TP Transfer of Part An application to register the transfer of part of a registered title
OS(W) Search of Whole An application to protect a transaction for value, such as purchase, lease or charge for the whole of a title
OS(P) Search of Part An application to protect a transaction for value, such as purchase, lease or charge for part of a title
OS(NPW) Non-priority search of whole An application to search the whole of the register without getting priority
OS(NPP) Non-priority search of part An application to search a part of the register without getting priority
OC1 Official Copy An application to obtain an Official Copy of a register or title plan represents a true record of entries in the register and extent of the registered title at a specific date and time. The data includes historical editions of the register and title plan where they are kept by the registrar in electronic form
OC2 Official Copy of a deed or document An application to obtain a copy of a document referred to in the register or relates to an application. This includes correspondence, surveys, application forms and emails relating to applications that are pending, cancelled or completed
SIM Search of the Index Map An application to find out whether or not land is registered and, if so, to obtain the title number