Burials and graves
Transfer and surrender of grave ownership
Ownership can be transferred either during the owner’s lifetime or after their death. The current deed transfer fee is £92.
The grave owner can assign the Exclusive Rights of Burial, during their lifetime, to another individual. The owner should fill in an assignment form.
If the grave has not been used for burial the owner can surrender the Exclusive Rights of Burial. The owner should fill in a renunciation form. The surrender value is the original purchase price as specified on the Deed of Grant. Please contact us for guidance about surrendering rights.
The procedure for establishing grave ownership when the original owner has died, depends upon whether there is a will. If there is a family dispute solicitors may need to resolve this.