Letters Relating to Other Matters Law and Legal Definition

Business letters are necessary often and will make your agreement, letter of inquiry or contract serious and professional. Word of mouth agreements without paper work have often been a source of court hearings and it is best to get things in writing to avoid unnecessary court costs. Letters may be used as a form of acceptance of a contract or contract term, to acknowledge an action, such as receipt of goods, for promotionl purposes, and many other reasons. A letter may be also be used as a confirmation of agreed upon terms when an oral agreement has not been reduced to a formal contract.

Visual attractiveness accounts for much of your letter's impact. Short sentences, short paragraphs, bulleted points, indented paragraphs, subheads, etc. make letter writing more effective. Some people will just skim your letter, so engaging subheads and bulleted points help reach them instantly.