Can anyone help please? I purchased a small apartment in
Can anyone help please? I purchased a small apartment in Umbria in October 2018. In 2019 I engaged the services of a local tradesman to clearout my basement which was kneedeep in rubble from the previous owner. Gradually I engaged him to do other works for me including preparing internal stonewalls for pointwork, replastering and eventually knocking down and rebuilding the small bathroom. I always paid in advance for this work. He iis a trained geometra and also has this handyman/ tradesman business. He has always been very lax in providing updates and photos always with some excuse. The weather, he is sick, his workmen are sick, covid, he got covid, later on he couldnt work for two days because of mandatory 48 hr rest after covid vaccination etc etc. Anyway two years and two months after handing him the keys and having paid him for all works I still don't have a finished bathroom or anything. The only things that are finished are the works he organised actual tradesmen to do eg the plumbing, new windows. I beg him 2-3 times a week for updates and photos and he always responds and assures me he will send them but never does, or if he does they are out of focus or too dark to really see anything. Obviously I am being taken for a ride but do not know how to extricate myself and my money from this incredibly stressful situation. Thanks for any helpful advice.