A letter of interest in land describes interest in a certain parcel of land. The intent is usually to inquire about a possible business transaction, including purchasing, leasing or developing the property. In some instances the letter serves as an introduction before the start of formal discussions about a possible transaction. The initial letter of interest provides few details about the intended purpose for the land but does express a desire to meet for more discussion.
Write a letter that is one page long or less. Open with a proper salutation for the owner of the land, such as "Dear Martha Jones." Introduce yourself in the first paragraph and generally describe your interest in the land without offering specifics.Simply indicate that you are interested in the land for business development, or some other general reason. Save specific reasons for wanting the land until discussions begin. Rattling off details about your plans for the land now could excite the owner but also inflate the asking price.
Tell more about your background in the second paragraph. Use this space in the letter to further discuss your background as a business person or entrepreneur -- or the reputation of your company -- while listing other accomplishments, if appropriate.
Complete the letter by requesting a meeting to review the land and discuss a possible transaction. Include your contact information and inform the recipient that you will follow-up in a few days.
End with a valediction or complimentary closing such as "Sincerely yours."
- "The Business Letter Handbook"; Michael Muckian, et al.; 1996