Kalogredis calls that basic fact that a document generally viewed by many as a casual and non_binding document, could atimes still become binding under certain unpredictable circumstances, "one of the traps in a letter of intent," and adds: "My advice [to parties contemplating having an LOI] is to proceed with caution before signing any such document. As a general rule (and there are exceptions), I urge the parties to go right to the final documents and "dot all of the I's and cross all of the T's," rather than go through this interim step of a letter of intent, which has many potential traps."
Alright. Let's look at how to write a Letter of Intent step by stepǍ. At the top of the letter, write today's dateǎ. Include the Seller or Broker information at the top of the letterǏ. Explain that you are presenting this as a Letter of Intent to purchase the propertyǐ. Explain who you are _ whether you are buying through an LLC, investment group, etcǑ. Describe the property you are purchasing _ the property name and addressǒ. Include the price you would agree to purchase the propertyǓ. Define the due diligence period _ it may be anywhere from 30 to 90 days, possibly even longer in a complex projectǔ. Identify how you would like to finance the project _ Seller financing, loan assumption, bank financing, etc.