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Hi David, thanks for your enquiry. The best way to protect your financial position would be for an additional provision being inserted in the Land Registry Transfer (the document transferring the property to your partner) stating that if planning permission is obtained that the additional sum will be paid to you within 7 days. This agreement would then be binding on your partner. On top of this, your Solicitor can arrange to register a Restriction at the Land Registry, meaning that your partner would not be able to sell the property without your consent. Although doubtful, this would prevent your partner being able to sell without you signing a certificate confirming that he has complied wit the terms of the agreement within the Transfer document. The above is pretty straight forward for your Solicitor to draw up. I hope this assists you and sets out the legal position. If I have helped, I would be grateful if you could rate my answer. Kind Regards Al