The lease for the ‘Grant of Exclusive Right of Burial’ in the Broxtowe Borough Council cemeteries is currently 99 years from the date of purchase. Whilst ownership of an Exclusive Right of Burial for a grave does not give any ownership whatsoever in respect of actual land, it does give the owner of the Deed the right to:
Possession of a Deed does not legally transfer ownership of the Exclusive Right of Burial. Where the owner is deceased, subsequent ownership depends upon whether or not the deceased person left a valid Will, Grant of Probate or Letters of Administration.
If this is the case or you are not sure, contact the cemeteries team, who will help and advise on how to transfer the Exclusive Right of Burial into another person’s name.
There is a formal and legal process that must be followed before the exclusive rights are formally transferred to a new owner and this process cannot be by-passed.