For the past twelve years I've traveled around most country's and curious why the poorer ones have a lot of half finished buildings. The local persons answer is 'ran out of money'
This never rang true ..as some 50 floor buildings are among the half finished projects.These guys dont simply run out of money so easly.
Now I've started planing a building in Bulgaria I've found out the answer of the question first hand:
Owners dont 'run out of money'.... its running out of patience that leaves buildings unfinished in these places
This is how I came to the conclusion:
My Bulgarian architect presented him self as a gentle honest down to earth fellow from a trusted family of Burgas architects. He cleary quoted the price by email to design the house.
Preliminary planing was done and the first half of the price quoted was paid. Payment was made after careful email reconfirming of the total price quote. There were some suspicious delays in reconfirming the price and his claims ''that he would supply more details of procedures after payment was made'', but the architect pleaded for a further payment --so it was made as requested.
After payment was made the architect tells me that the amount paid was for other fees that were not mentioned before the payment was made.
No I feel cheated and lied to by the man who was employed to protect me from this.
If he was honest and told me what he wanted, I'm sure an arrangement could have been made... but instead- now I cant trust him. So the project will be shelved before even a shovel of earth is turned!
I'm a fast learner?