4. Letters of Intent
Published Online: 14 FEB 2012
Copyright © 2012 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd
200 Contractual Problems and their Solutions, Third Edition
How to Cite
Knowles, R. (2012) Letters of Intent, in 200 Contractual Problems and their Solutions, Third Edition, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118257050.ch4
- Published Online: 14 FEB 2012
- Published Print: 15 FEB 2012
Print ISBN: 9780470658314
Online ISBN: 9781118257050
- letters of intent;
- fast-track, methods, formal contract;
- scale of problem;
- absence of agreement;
- contractors, and letter of intent;
- letter of intent, for work undertaken;
- avoiding letters of intent;
- confusion, over rights of parties
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Mr Justice Clarke, in the case of RTS Flexible Systems Ltd v. Molkerei Alios Muller (2010), said ‘This case is another example of the perils of proceeding with work under a letter of intent’. What did he mean?
What risk is a contractor taking if it receives a letter of intent which places a cap on expenditure, but carries out work in excess of the cap?
When work is undertaken in accordance with a letter of intent without a contract being entered into, on what basis is the contractor or subcontractor entitled to be paid for the work carried out?
Under what circumstances, if any, could a letter of intent be regarded as a concluded contract?
What are the advantages and disadvantages to an employer and contractor in work being commenced on the basis of a letter of intent?
Could an architect, engineer or project manager be negligent for recommending to an employer that a letter of intent be used?