I wanted to get some processing work done so I hired a freelancer for the same
Before the contract started, I clearly mentioned 8 key things I want the code to do.
I deposited the contract amount in an escrow account. For some reason, the freelancer rejected it. He wanted me to pay him via PayPal (perhaps to reduce service charges)
He managed to do 7 of the 8 points of the contract. The last point which he did not complete was extremely critical. If that point wasn’t fixed, the project was as good as useless.
He refused to work ahead and wanted me to increase the contract amount by a substantial amount outside my budget which was a clear disagreement to the initial terms.
How to deal with such issues. It's been a quite some time we have had a chat. He isn't demanding a compensation for any work since he never delivered any code to me. I don't want to continue the project. What should I do? He isn't expecting any money for any work since there's no mail regarding any such request from his side for the payment. Is it ethical to forget about this and go ahead in life?