I've received a official offer from a company, but haven't yet seen a contract. One of the things I want to ask about is that there are some parts we've discussed via email that offer more clarification or are slightly different to this offer letter.
When receiving an offer, do I take all parts including the more specifics that have been agreed in email to be that which we're agreeing upon? Or is it only the contents of the offer letter? I have a feeling the contract will be fairly generic and not include the particulars that have been discussed via email either but can't confirm that yet. I guess the same question there, is it literally what's in the contract, or any other agreements that have been made prior? I did press gently but there seemed to be a reluctance to modifying anything that would appear directly on the contract.
Also, as it's related and I'd like to see the contract first. If the contract is only issued after acceptance of an official offer, at that point are things legally binding? Or if the contract is provided after acceptance of this letter, does this need to be agreed/signed etc before things are formalised?