We all sell condos, townhouses, carriage houses and other properties that have bylaws and rules & regulations that govern the association. In Vermont we have a contingency that the Buyer receive, read and approve all the docs and resale certificate if it is a condo.
The painful truth is that very few people ever read the docs and only a few skim them to see if it is ok for them to have Fido or Rascal.
News flash! They really should read the docs and obey them if there is to be a peaceful cohesive community.
Lets take it one step further. Lets say the development is on or adjacent to a conserved land and the stewardship of said land falls to the community itself. Might it be a good idea for the members to familiarize themselves with the mission of the community?
I know several of the property managers in this county and most of the problems they get calls on are residents disobeying the rules, regulations and bylaws out of ignorance or complete disregard for their neighbors; whether it is letting their precious dog run at large in the community defecating where it may or noise or light pollution.
If people cannot tolerate the rules they should not move there.Therefore it is always a good idea to read the associated docs and YES, agree or decide it is not for you.