The Key to an Effective Letter of Intent. A letter of intent, or LOI, is a document that outlines an agreement between two or more parties before the agreement is finalized. A Letter of Intent resembles a written contract, but generally are not binding upon the parties. The purpose of an Letter of Intent may be to clarify the key points of a complex transaction for the convenience of the parties, to declare officially that the parties are currently negotiating, as in a merger or joint venture proposal, or to provide safeguards in case a deal collapses during negotiation
Contingencies _ The buyer's offer is contingent upon certain keys facts being confirmed. One example may be confirming that the current lease is transferable to the new owner. Also, their willingness to buy is contingent upon the due diligence period confirming that everything you have stated about the business is true.