UPDATE, Tuesday, 11am: Legal action to evict a publican from the Yambuk Inn has been adjourned to allow legal representation to get up-to-date.
The next Supreme Court hearing for the case has been set down for Wednesday, July 15.
Last week: Yambuk Inn publican Peter Reid has vowed to fight on to buy the pub despite being served with a Supreme Court of Victoria eviction writ.
Mr Reid was served with the writ soon after 11am on Sunday and a hearing in the Supreme Court was scheduled for Wednesday, but it was adjourned until Tuesday next week to enable Mr Reid to seek legal representation.
Former publican and current owner Rob Evans has taken the Supreme Court action.
Mr Reid said that Mr Evans was being totally unreasonable.
"He won't come and negotiate," he said.
"Yeah, yeah, we still want to buy the pub. Mr Evans did not turn up to the last VCAT (Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal) hearing and there's another one listed Thursday.
"His solicitor says VCAT is not a relevant body.
"I will be seeking legal representation in relation to the writ. This chap has been pretty difficult."
Mr Reid claimed he has paid about $9000 as part of a licensing agreement and rent and about $5000 towards a deposit.
He did acknowledge that a previous sale agreement had fallen through.
Mr Evans said he was disappointed with the current situation but he could not comment further as the matter was now before the court.
In his writ, Mr Evans claims he and Mr Reid entered a contract of sale on August 13 last year and a $12,500 deposit was to be paid.
He claims the deposit was not paid and the settlement not completed.
Mr Evans says that about December 23 he became aware that Mr Reid had taken over occupation of the pub without his consent.
"In an attempt to remedy and regulate the defendant's unauthorised occupation of the land, I caused my solicitor to send the defendant's solicitor a licence agreement," the writ says.
That agreement put in place during January involved a weekly $850 licence fee, $350 for rent and the deposit of $12,500.
Sale of the hotel was to be completed by June 1.
Mr Evans claims he has received just $5169.
The owner wanted Mr Reid to vacate the property by 4pm on June 3, but that clearly did not happen as Mr Reid still answered the hotel telephone this week.
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