That is quite the question...generally, property can not be bound by rules that owners have not accepted unless there is some agreement/ document which makes them have to accept the new rules. The usual situation is a homeowners association which has CCR's (Covanants, Conditions and Resrictions) or a Declaration of rules...and then everyone is bound by those rules because they purchased with notice and knowledge of those rules - and they are usually bound by changes to those rules which are created via the rules in the CCR's. Here, the first question would be if the original owners are somehow bound to accept rules which expired and then were put back in place - even if a particular owner did not vote for the new rules. That is possible, but not probable. At first glance, it is more likely that those who did not accept the old/new rules would not be bound by them. So, their property could change hands without being bound by the rules - though they might want to disclose the possibility that they could be bound by them. This is a rather complicated question dealing with a number of documents...an attorney familiar with association rules and real property laws probably should be brought in to take a look at the situation...I would think it might be in the best interest of the Association to get a definite answer/ opinion on this issue because this sounds like litagation waiting to happen.