Some time ago, a friend of mine hired a buyer's advocate to find him an Art Deco apartment in Elwood, Vic, which he ended up buying. The agent charged around $10K but he found a lovely one bedder in a nice street. However, there was a problem with this apartment: unbearable rising damp. They had two tenants that moved out after breaking the lease as the flat was mould infested. Is the BA responsible for not researching adequately or is my friend responsible? Or might it be a body corporate responsibility? And if he decides to get rid of it, is he responsible to disclose this problem to the new prospective buyers?