Burials and graves
Transfer where there is a valid will
If the deceased grave owner has made a valid will and left an estate of sufficient value to require the grant of probate to executors, ownership of the grave can be transferred to the executor.
The person applying must produce a sealed copy of the grant of probate. They must also fill in the transfer - grant of probate form.
If the estate is not of sufficient value, ownership may be transferred to the executor named in the will by Statutory Declaration and the production of the will.
It is the executor’s responsibility to identify the correct person for the transfer of ownership. They must fill in the assent form to agree to the transfer.
To find out if a will was made and how to search for it please visit GOV.UK - Finding a person's will.