Kicking myself on how naive I was handing over a deposit to a landscaper. He provided a quote to do 6k of work on my garden. I agreed to it and he asked for 50% deposit to pay for materials in advance to starting. Completion Timeline has blown out by 1 month (job was meant to take 5 days). So far only 10 hours of labour work has been done. Landscaper admitted that he doesn’t have enough funds to send contractors to complete the work on my garden right now. And that my deposit has been spent on other clients jobs. Doesn’t look like he has a licence under QBCC. Do I have to resign to the fact that I have lost my deposit? Or is there any course of action I can take? Help (am kicking myself right now).