A Letter of Intent is a written document that outlines a preliminary agreement between two parties regarding the terms of a potential purchase or other transaction. The two parties can settle on certain terms while agreeing to continue to negotiate the other terms and details of the transaction before actually signing a purchase agreement.
Here are some other terms that may also be included: Confidentiality » the agreement and any information learned will remain confidential. Covenants » things each party must do while negotiations are taking place. Special Terms » any special terms that the parties agree will be in the purchase agreement, such as leaving certain items of furniture or hiring certain employees.