Purchasing a grave means you have the right to say who can be buried there, but you do not own the land.

Transfer rights of a living person

Fill in a Form of Assignment (get one from the Cemetery Office).

Return the form and your Grant of Exclusive Right of Burial to the Cemetery office.

Transfer rights of a deceased person

If there is a will

If the deceased owner left a will stating who the Grant of Exclusive Right of Burial should be passed to (and you are that person) we will require:

  • The Grant of Exclusive Right of Burial
  • The Grant of Probate
  • An Assent from the Executor(s) of the Will giving the Grant of Exclusive Right of Burial to you.

If the deceased owner left a will of insufficient value to merit application to be made for Grant of Probate and you claim the exclusive right of burial, we will require:

  • The Grant of Exclusive Right of Burial
  • The Death Certificate
  • A Statutory declaration detailing the relationship of the person claiming the Right of Exclusive Burial to the deceased owner.
  • A Form of Renouncement from all other people who would be entitled to claim the Grant of Exclusive Right of Burial.

If there is no will

If the owner dies without leaving a will we will require:

  1. The Grant of Exclusive Right of Burial
  2. The Grant of Letters of Administration
  3. An Assent from the Administrator(s) giving the Grant of Exclusive Right of Burial to you.

If the estate is of insufficient value to merit application for Letters of Administration we will require:

  1. The Grant of Exclusive Right of Burial
  2. The Death Certificate
  3. A Statutory declaration detailing he relationship of the person claiming the rights to the registered grave owner.
  4. A Form of Renouncement from all other people who would be entitled to claim the Grant of Exclusive Right of Burial.

Statutory declarations must be witnessed by a Commissioner for Oaths or Magistrate.

You should seek your own independent legal advice regarding your circumstances and completing of the forms.