Most of the lake properties are in resort areas which have their own restrictions, by-laws, etc. These should be available from the officers of your association. If you are a property owner, do you pay association dues? These usually cover road maintenance. If you do not pay dues, who has been maintaining your roads? In some small areas, it is just done by a volunteer living in the area who may ask property owners to donate toward the expense. Each area has its own rules or maybe no written rules. This is a very good reason to work with a professional realtor who can assist and advise a seller in any representations to buyers.