Accounting Practice Sale _ Why Use a Letter of Intent in an Accounting Practice Acquisition? I have presented several webcasts in the past month and in all of them there have been questions about the use and value of a Letter of Intent (LOI) _ in our process this is typically a non_binding agreement that signifies agreement in principle on the core deal points and agreement to negotiate in earnest on all remaining items.
Note that the definitions are not too far apart, but the documents themselves are. The biggest difference is a Purchase Offer is a formal legal document, that once signed by both parties becomes a legal and binding agreement. If you are working with a real estate agent or broker, this is usually the document they will have you sign if you are interested in placing an offer on a property.