Letters of Intent vary in length and amount of detail; however, the goal is to provide enough detail so the major concerns are defined but not so much detail that the document borders on a purchase sale agreement. The following information is found in a well_structured LOI: A. Date of the LOI. B. Names and Titles_This area should include the complete names of the buying, selling and brokerage companies and the individual signatories for each of these companies along with their corporate titles... President, Secretary, Partner, Managing Member... etc. C. Contact information for each of the companies and their representatives.
Contrary to the sellers' and their super sales_conscious agents' familiar claim that "There is nothing to lose in signing those documents," quite the complete opposite is true _ namely, a great deal, in fact, could potentially be lost particularly by the buyer by signing an LOI to a supposed seller. Why? In a word, this is because the LOI is actually fraught with many incalculable legal flaws, traps and pitfalls, much of which could often be prohibitively costly for the buyer, according to legal authorities and contract law experts. (See below for more on this)