The template for a deed to a cemetery lot should contain various sections in which crucial information is entered, such as the name of the cemetery; the number and location of the lot; the name of the buyer of the lot and the grantee or owner; the applicable heirs if any; and the signatures of witnesses and trustees, explains Hinckley Township. The deed is used to establish rights of burial.
Other rights that may be established by the deed, and should be included in the template as applicable, are the right to transfer the lot, put up a headstone and vote in meetings of lot owners, according to Shannon Johnson for LegalZoom. Along with ensuring these rights are included in the deed, when buying, selling or transferring a lot, individuals should make sure they adhere to local and cemetery jurisdictions and that such matters are made clear on the template.
The sale also needs to be ratified by a cemetery and include language that transfers all rights held by the seller to the new owner, states Johnson. Participants in a deed transfer should also consult the proper state authorities and include any item mandated by state regulations. Such items may include the amount paid for the lot and additional descriptive information about the lot and location.