We are downsizing to a duplex apartment which is one of 42 units built on the site of a now demolished large house. 17 of the units are apartments; an Owners Management Company has been set up for these. The remaining 25 units are freehold houses with their own gardens. The apartments are constructed in one section of the grounds and have an area for designated car parking, which they overlook. The freehold houses and some of the apartments overlook an area that is to be grassed and where a play lot will be situated. Being in the grounds of a stately home, there are many large and well-established parkland trees and a pathway has been laid alongside these, with grass sown on each side of it; this pathway is used by all residents irrespective of ownership format. On each side of the entrance to the small estate there are shrubberies – also enjoyed by all. My query is: Can we prevent the developer passing on to the Owners Management Company responsibility to fund the maintainance of the pathways and shrubberies as well as to keep the grass mown – even though these amenities are to the benefit of all residents in the estate. No residents association has been mooted or formed.