Statutory Declarations – Rights of Burial

When a person purchases the exclusive rights of burial for a grave they are the legal owners. 

Statutory Declarations - Rights of Burial

Statutory Declarations – Rights of Burial

Statutory Declarations – Rights of Burial

It is sometimes necessary to transfer and register those rights into another person’s name, for example if the last surviving parent who owned the grave rights dies, the next of kin may want to have the rights registered in their name as rightful owners. 

In this case the Burial Authority (usually the local authority) will ask the persons who are seeking to register the rights of burial in their name to swear a statutory declaration before a solicitor and/or commissioner of oaths.

It should be possible to obtain a statutory declaration form from the local authority which you then need to take along to a solicitor.   Our expert, friendly team can be contacted on 01925 937070 and are happy to answer any questions you may have.

Our Fees for Statutory Declarations – Rights of Burial

There is usually a fixed fee of £5.00 for the solicitor to administer the declaration.  If there are any exhibits or forms to be attached to the statutory declaration the solicitor may charge £2.00 for each exhibit (for example a form of renunciation if there is anybody who is giving up the right of ownership).

Solicitors in Warrington, Cheshire

We are solicitors based in Warrington, minutes away from Junction 8 of the M62, and we have helped clients across England and Wales.  We have free onsite parking and disabled access including a lift.  Telephone 01925 937070 to speak to a solicitor or email  We now also have a Wigan office which can be contacted on 01942 914004.

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