How to buy a crypt in a cemetery?

Buying a burial crypt is usually a simple business. But there are some surprising details you should know. Here is the detail of crypts in a cemetery, the prices and that mysterious term, “Exclusive Right of Burial”.

What is a cemetery plot?

A burial plot is a small area of land in which someone is, or may be, buried. It may contain only one person or a few, such as a couple or a family. Generally, you don’t actually buy a burial crypt as a plot of land. Instead, you buy the right to decide who is buried in that land for a certain number of years. It is more like a lease.

What is the exclusive right of burial?

Having the exclusive right of burial means that you have the right to say who is buried in a particular burial plot. You may also place a monument (such as a headstone) on the grave.

Obtaining a grant of exclusive burial rights is not the same as purchasing a plot of land for burial. It does not mean that you are the owner of the land. It is closer to renting or leasing. And like all income, it has a time limit.

How long does the exclusive right of burial last?

Cemeteries generally offer an exclusive burial right for a crypt for 25 to 100 years. Once it expires, the owner will be asked if they wish to renew.

How to buy a grave in the cemetery?

Cemeteries are generally privately owned or owned by a religious organization (such as a church). But there are also government cemeteries.

Generally, a burial plan is not guaranteed in a funeral plan, as it is a third-party service and prices change. You can purchase a burial crypt separately to be on the safe side.

If you have purchased a cemetery plot for burial, it is a good idea to mention it as an asset in your will. You should also make sure that your family knows where to find the grant of exclusive burial rights.

How much does a burial crypt cost?

The average cost of a burial plot in Mexico is $25,000 pesos. But rates vary widely throughout the country. In rural areas, the prices of funerary tombs are usually very economical VS in the cities, which can multiply several times their price.

On a budget? In addition to the average price of a cemetery plot, it is also worth considering the cost of a headstone or memorial plaque.

What happens when your exclusive right of burial is exhausted?

If you do not renew, the person who has been buried may still remain there. No one will move his body. But other people may be buried around or on top of them at a later date.

If there is a monument on the grave, you can raise it and take it to another place. Otherwise, the cemetery or graveyard may destroy it.

How to transfer or share the exclusive right of burial?

If you have the exclusive right of burial for a crypt, you can decide who is buried there for the duration of the lease.

If you wish, you may ask the cemetery to make you and another person co-owners of the crypt. This means that both have the same right to choose who is buried there, and both can be buried there when they die.

You can also pass on your exclusive right of burial when you make your will.

If you die without a will, the property will automatically pass to your next of kin. It is usually your spouse/civil partner, or shared between your children if you are not related. If this means that the crypt is shared among too many people, it can be awkward, as everyone has to agree before someone can be buried. Therefore, it is a good idea to make a will and clarify things.

What is a forest burial ground? buy a crypt

What is a forest burial ground?

A forest burial plot is an area of land in a forest or natural environment where someone can be buried.

Forest burial crypts are dedicated to ecological farewells. The deceased is buried using natural and biodegradable fabrics and in an ecological coffin. Embalming is generally prohibited.

Many forest cemeteries do not allow memorial stones. However, you can plant a tree or place a bird box to mark the spot.

Things to think about when buying a tomb

What should you consider before buying a tomb? Well…

  • Cemetery or forest cemetery? A forest cemetery is more environmentally friendly and less costly. But a cemetery allows you a monument and will probably be closer to home.
  • Visit the future cemetery in advance and get to know the place. It should be convenient and a place you are happy to visit.
  • Compare costs. Cemetery rates vary quite a bit! And often, they also offer different types of crypts at different prices. The mausoleum chambers are the most expensive.
  • Who will be buried there? If you want more than one person to be buried, make sure there is space. You can buy two spaces together. A single crypt can hold up to three people or up to six urns of ashes.
  • Cremation first? In some cemeteries, you may purchase a smaller burial plot for cremated remains only. These are less expensive than casket plots.

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