The law says that graves cannot be sold for more than 100 years at any one time however, Exclusive Rights of Burial can be renewed, allowing the rights to stay within the family. We also offer 10 year extensions to Exclusive Rights of Burial. These can be purchased at any point throughout the lease period. Please note that these extensions cannot be collated at one time to allow the lease to extend beyond the legal limit of 100 years.

Renewals

Renewals can be submitted upon the expiry of The Exclusive Rights. Only the deed holder can submit and sign the renewal application. So it is important that the deed remains in possession of a living owner. Deeds can be transferred upon the death of the original deed holder. Please see our Transfer of Exclusive Rights of Burial  page for more information.

Initial lease periods are shown below.

Graves
GraveLease
Lawn Grave75 Years
Hatfield Hyde Grave75 Years

 

Cremated Remains
Plot Type Lease
Memorial Plot75 Years
Commemorative Garden Tablet (Lawn Cemetery)75 Years
Commemorative Rose Bush10 Years
Sanctum 2000 Vault (Hatfield Hyde Cemetery)10 Years
Sanctum Family Vault (Hatfield Hyde Cemetery)10 Years
Memorial Garden Kerb10 Years

 

Renewal forms can be found on the right hand side of this page.

Renewals are charged at the same rate as a new Exclusive Rights of Burial (for graves) or a new Cremated Remains Licence (for cremated remains). Please see our Fees page for more information.

Extensions

We offer the opportunity to purchase 10 year extensions at any point throughout the lease period. Please note that extensions cannot be collated to allow the lease to extend beyond 100 years at any one time.

Extension fees are shown below.

Extension Fees
Grant TypeFee (10 year extension)
Exclusive Rights of Burial (graves)£550
Cremated Remains Licence Fee£200

 

The extension application form can be found on the right hand side of this page.