LOI is used as manipulation tool at the hands of unscrupulous sellers & agents. Often times, obscure or scam_oriented persons who claim to be crude Sellers, or represent themselves as sellers' agents, mandates or brokers largely by an Internet contact or communication, employ the LOI merely as a tool to quickly "corner and box in" a prospective buyer to a purchase deal, before the prospective buyer may demand that they provide their business profile or show him something tangible to demonstrate that they are truly legitimate sellers. Such sellers would persistently demand that the prospective buyers hurry and issue them an LOI right upfront purportedly as proof that they are "serious" about making the purchase _ that is, before the buyer may probably start raising some probing questions about them or their credentials as legitimate sellers.
Next you will mention the date. The next stage is the body paragraphs. In the body paragraph you are supposed to state why do you intend to buy the business? What synergies can be created from takeover and how can you grow the business in future? What is the price range you are willing to pay for the business? Who are the people who intend to buy the business? These are some of the basics things you will be required to mention. letters of intent can be altered according to the user's requirements.