The passing of a loved one is an overwhelming time. Knowing what costs to expect can make the whole process less stressful. You will have many questions that you need answering. How much is a burial plot? Will the area I choose affect the price? This is where Shield Funeral Plans can help you. We can provide you with the most up-to-date information, providing you with all you need to know, without you having to trawl through the Internet in search of answers.GET A QUOTE
The price of a burial plot depends on many factors. The average cost of a burial plot in a cemetery is in the region of £750 to £950. An ash cremation plot will cost substantially less, the average cost being around £450. Below is a look at the factors that determine exactly how much you will pay for your burial plot. One important factor to consider is the residential status of the deceased. If you choose to opt for a burial plot in a county other than that of the habitual residence of your loved one, the cost can be significantly increased.
Burial plot prices vary enormously depending on location. Although £800 can be given as a rough estimate for a plot in a small parish, as soon as you move to an inner-city area, lack of space means the prices will be a great deal higher. Non-residents will always be charged more, regardless of the parish or area chosen.
Exclusive plots with memorial plaques are far more expensive than simple plots. A non-resident in Greenwich for example could pay up to £8000 for a plot. Ash plots average £450, and burial plots for children will be charged at around a quarter of the cost of an adult plot. When the plot chosen is a consecrated burial ground, the charge should be similar whatever the faith or religious beliefs of the deceased and their family.
Child burial plots are significantly cheaper than adult plots, due to the size and the compassionate element that is taken in to count. Many councils and their local parishes will bury residents’ children up to the age of 16 for free. There will, however, still be maintenance costs and legal fees to consider.
Although single burial plots are cheaper, the law in the UK stipulates that up to 3 coffins can be buried in one plot. Purchasing a burial plot for a double casket will be around 50% more expensive. For triple caskets the plot will cost around 75% more than a single plot. The overall cost is therefore cheaper than purchasing three single plots.
Asides the cost of purchasing your plot, councils may charge lease fees, monument fees, and maintenance fees. This is something that Shield Funeral Plans can find out for you once you decide the location of the burial plot. Fees charged may include insurance and grass cutting. Maintenance of gravestones is generally the responsibility of the family members. If you are unable to maintain the plot of your loved one, you can arrange for maintenance to be carried out on your behalf, including the laying of fresh flowers and the cleaning of headstones. Most graveyards will have a person or company who can perform this role for you.GET A QUOTE