When you buy a grave, you are buying an exclusive right of burial grant, not the land itself.
The grant shows for how many years you can say who can be buried in the grave. You will need to show the grant if you want another burial in the grave at some point.
All grave rights are sold for a fixed period of time . You can apply for extensions.
You can be buried in the grave as long as:
- You do not transfer rights to another person during your lifetime
- The period stated in the Grant of Exclusive Right of Burial has not expired
Oldham Council will decide the number of burials (this includes cremated remains) permitted in each grave.
Your funeral director can help make arrangements for buying a grave (exclusive right of burial grant).
If you want to make your own arrangements contact the Cemeteries Office.
You may view the grave site before the funeral.