We have a commercial lease on a property since Sept 2015 advertised as a Restaurant / Cafe business (I've got screen captures of the original online ads). The real estate agents advised similarly during the inspection it was approved for restaurant / cafe and that the place has no reservation on operating house. On the section re: usage on the lease, they actually specified it was to be for "restaurant / cafe" use. Due to unforeseen reasons on funding issues, we decided to sell the business in Jan 2016. The potential buyer found out that the DA is for Bakery and cannot be utilised as Restaurant / Cafe. Council gave that in writing, too When we did our business registration, the council planner mentioned that there was no need of DA as Bakery and cafe are considered the same. Unfortunately, we don't have that in writing. The business was registered and food inspector came and visited the place and gave us good the go ahead certificate As existing tenant, we are trying to get the DA done, however, we found out that DA applied in 2005 for the Bakery does not have an occupation or construction certificate, that means it is invalid For some 12 years, this place has been running as Restaurant / cafe after some back and forth with landlord and agent to have documentation related to the property. It seems that there is no proper documentation on DA. This is a proper case of misrepresentation with us via agent/ council. What are my options? 1. Can I give notice to the agent and walk out? Agent is threatening us to not return our bond/ bank guarantee. 2. Can I claim any compensation for all these misrepresentations? 3. Do I have any legal rights to protect me from this under Commercial Law?