Death isn’t something that most people really want to talk about until they absolutely have to, but if there is one thing that we have learnt in our time here at A Gentle Touch Funerals, it is that leaving everything to the last minute isn’t any good for you or your family.
If you are planning on a burial, then the facts are that you need to be more proactive than you might have thought.
The majority of Gold Coast cemeteries can be very sought after locations, and you actually have to buy a cemetery plot well in advance.
Here is the basic information you need to know in order to be organised in buying a cemetery plot.
Buying a Burial Plot on the Gold Coast
The process begins by researching cemeteries that you think you might like to consider for your final resting place and getting in contact with the operators of the facility in order to set up an appointment or a site visit.
When you find a plot that you think you would like to secure, the next step is to take out a lease on the plot in order to gain the ‘exclusive rights’ to it, therefore preventing another person from also reserving the same location.
These licences can last from anywhere between 25 and 100 years, and if the occasion were ever to arise that your unused plot was coming up for renewal, you will always be notified of that so that you can renew your lease.
The same process is effectively in place for joint plots, which are becoming more and more popular over time.
Something to bear in mind is whether there is a lack of burial space in the area in which you are interested.
Fewer burial plots available will often mean that the price is raised.
That is something that might be worth remembering when making your own investigation when the time is right.
A member of the team will be able to talk you through your options for prearranging your funeral and all of the elements that go with this.