Just say I had a friend who bought some land from a developer/business man last year, during the negotiations the developer said that the old derelict house next to the plot (that the developer also owned) would be demolished. My friend was pleased with this as the house is unsightly. The developer said he had applied to the council to get permission to demolish the building because it's in a conservation area and was waiting on a decision. To ensure the house was demolished, if the developer got permission, my friend ensued that this was written into the missives also stating that the planning permission reference would be provided and included in the missives. The planning reference never materialized so my friend did some digging and found out that the developer had asked the council years previously if they could demolish the building but the council said no because it's in a conservation area. He kept pushing the developer for the reference, just before the purchase date the developer then said he couldn't get permission, he was still lying insisting that he had just found out from the council. My friend decided to continue with the purchase and removed the demolition condition from the missives. The sale was concluded October 2017. Part of the sale condition was that my friend would put in a shared drive for his plot and the cottage plot at his expense and then both plots would share ownership of the drive.
Now suppose a year later the selling solicitors have now realized that the shared drive has not been included on the title deeds and is now asking friends solicitor to add it. Should my friend add it (if he has a choice)?
My friend is an honest and honorable person, however given how the developer was trying to deceive him during the purchase he now wonders if this is karma and that he shouldn't provide the shared drive on his land.