A Letter of Intent is usually used in the beginning stages of a negotiation to get "good idea" of what the buyer and seller are each after. It is not required, and quite frankly, is not used in most transactions. However, a LOI is a good document to use _ especially if you are looking to purchase a property for substantially less than the listing price. Let's look at when the best time to use Offer to Purchase. Remember, this is the formal offer, and is legally binding once signed by both parties.
Disabled persons: When the parents of a disabled person have passed away, courts will rely on the family's letter of intent to try to figure out what the wishes of the family are for the disabled relative. A letter of intent is sometimes the glue that holds a potential deal together. While deals are done in the business world and other areas of life every day, usually the beginning of any deal was originally laid out in a letter of intent.