On 17 August 2016 Sarah published a book aimed at ensuring construction specialists can write their own letters of intent in just 500 words. It is a no-nonsense plain language guide for non-lawyers on how to write an effective letter of intent (a temporary construction contract in the form of a letter).
Letters of intent are used in the construction industry as a quick fix to allow the contractor to start work on a project before the proper contract is ready. There is a dearth of advice on how to write effective letters of intent as most advisers focus on telling clients how to avoid them. As a result the majority of letters of intent are recycled without anyone really knowing if they are good, indifferent or dangerous. This book takes a different approach.
Tony Bingham, a respected commentator and long-term advocate of simple contracts said “I confess that once I had read Sarah’s practical guide (that’s what it is), I began to shed my shivers, warm to this hitherto famous area for disputes.”
Order your copy of How to Write Simple and Effective Letters of Intent in Just 500 Words in paperback or Kindle format now from Amazon http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01KJK9K06
The Book will act as your guide to writing a letter of intent that is crystal clear, keeps your project on schedule, and will never rumble on. In just a few pages, you will learn the critical content your letter of intent needs and how to use it effectively as a temporary fix.
You will quickly learn:
- What a letter of intent is
- Why you should write simple letters of intent
- The five legal requirements you need
- How you can write letters of intent
- The four critical contents your letter needs
- The six effective extras to create a workable letter
- How to use your letter of intent successfully.
“This is an really well written and extremely helpful book for any company that needs to write letters of intent. I will definitely be applying these principles to the next LOI I draft or review to save my company from the pitfalls Sarah highlights.” Justine Brazil, General Counsel. Willmott Dixon PLC
“The plain, no-nonsense language is a refreshing change and reflective of the non-legal background of the majority of construction professionals. A real must-read for anyone involved in preparing letters of intent.” Ben Bolton, Quantity Surveyor, Kier Construction
“This book opened my eyes to the pitfalls of getting it wrong when writing letters of intent. It’s easy to read and simple to put into action.” Darren Bedson, MD BPA Services Limited