Preconditions to meeting unacceptable

We wrote to David Fielder requesting a meeting to negotiate the purchase of the pub.

Unfortunately, he replied with preconditions, insisting that any such meeting include a justification by us of our future plans, followed by an offer of £250k (or close to) for half of the pub!
Of course, these preconditions were totally unacceptable and, as the building is derelict and worth nowhere near that sum, the meeting did not take place.

We await Mr Fielder’s agreement to commence negotiations without preconditions.