The latest data from HM Land Registry shows that completed applications saw a drop last month.
However, whilst April saw a fall on a monthly basis – from 1,688,244 in March to 1,625,098 last month– the number of completed applications was up on the corresponding month last year by 238,951.
Of this month’s completed applications, 346,788 were to update existing titles, down from March’s total of 359,219.
Also seeing a fall was the number of applications to gain an official copy of the register dropping from 825,859 in March to 804,157 in April.
The fall for official searches was slightly more significant, with completed applications standing at 196,560, down from 211,464 in March.
In contrast, postal applications from non-account holders actually saw an uplift, rising from 26,228 to 28,161 month-on-month.
The region home to the highest number of completed applications was the South East at 373,385. Behind this was Greater London at 314,534 and the North West at 184,504.
Where local authority areas were concerned, Birmingham observed the greatest number of applications being completed at 25,990. The City of Westminster followed at 22,505m with Leeds in third place at 18,630.
The full dataset can be accessed here.