The owner is the lease or deed holder of a grave or cremated remains plot.
If the original grave owner has died and left a will, transfer can take place according to their wishes with a copy of the will.
If no will was left, you need to complete a declaration.
If the original grave owner is still alive you need to complete an assignment form.
There is no fee to pay the council.
There may be a fee to the solicitor for a declaration.
How to transfer ownership of a grave
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Clock Completing this form takes around 5 minutes.
Paperclip You must have:
- the cemetery
- grave section and number
- name of current owner
You may also need the deed of ownership.Contact us
After you’ve requested the transfer
We amend the registers and send you a letter stating that you are the new owner.
We will also amend the original deed and return it if applicable.