As a developer myself I can tell you that every subdivision has a Subdivision Agreement between the municipality and the actual developer. This document usually dictates what the developers responsibilities are as they relate to infrastructure, size, and monotony. This is not to be confused with an association, which someone else mentioned. There could also be â€œdeed restrictionsâ€ imposed by the original developer also. Be sure to have your attorney read every document referenced on your title report to verify what these are. The other item you need to verify is the Letter of Credit (LOC), which is issued by the developerâ€™s bank and presented to the municipality to insure that all improvements required have been made. If the developer has become insolvent thereâ€™s a good chance his LOC has been withdrawn which in turn could make you responsible for further completion of the work. Be careful and call a pro. Good Luck!