Cemetery Sepulture & Memorial
A sepulture in a cemetery is generally considered a place where a person can go to and pay their respect to relatives who have passed away. There are multiple options of sepulture offered in a cemetery. You can reserve a cemetery lot, a mausoleum crypt or a columbarium niche.
A cemetery spot can be purchased in pre-need or when a death has already occurred. It includes a set of rules to follow and specifications to look into from one cemetery to another.
Advantages to reserve a cemetery concession in advance
- When you pay in advance for a cemetery concession, you make sure the location is already reserved for when a death will occur. No need to make this choice at the time of death while grieving. You will have peace of mind because there are many other things to think about when a death occurs.
- When you pay beforehand for a cemetery concession, you ensure yourself to have a spot reserved in the cemetery. For some families, it is very important to have a resting place close to other relatives.
- When you pay in advance for a cemetery concession, the cemetery administration may offer the option of paying for the reserved sepulture on a monthly plan. This monthly option can be annuled when a deceased has to be laid to rest in that sepulture.
Disadvantages in paying for a cemetery concession beforehand
- Some cemeteries will offer a period of perpetuity for the use of the sepulture. When you pay in advance to reserve the sepulture, the perpetual time might start at the date of contract signing.
- A sepulture reserved and paid for is a cemetery good that is at your disposal as soon as the contract is signed and paid for in total. If you change your mind and decide to cancel your sepulture contract, there is no guarantee that the cemetery administration will reimburse the full amount you have paid for the sepulture.
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Important questions to ask before signing a cemetery contract
- What is the term of use of the cemetery sepulture?
- When does the term of use start counting down? What will happen after the term is up?
- How many inhumations are allowed in the sepulture?
- Is there a maintenance fee to pay for the sepulture? If so, when does it become payable?
- What is the cost of each inhumation in the sepulture? Can I pay for the inhumations now, at today’s price?
- Is there an extra fee for week-end inhumations?
- Do you offer a monthly payment plan? If so, what are the rules and requirements?
- Can the memorial plaque or monument be purchased elsewhere? 1. If not, what is the cost of your memorials? 2. If, yes, what are your requirements in terms of size, dimensions, or any other factors?
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Throughout the years, the price of gas, electricity, employee wages and inflation influences the cost of living and also the cost of funeral services and cemetery concessions.
In 10, 20 or 30 years from now funeral services and cemetery concessions will be more expensive then today.
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Is paying for a cemetery sepulture in pre-arrangement a good option for me?
It all depends if you want to reserve a specific spot in a cemetery or not. Some family members do reserve the cemetery sepulture in advance, to make sure the whole family will have a resting place for everyone to be close to each other.
Keep in mind that if you decide to reserve and pay for a cemetery sepulture in advance, you will pay the asking price at the time of contract signing. If there’s a price increase for the cemetery sepultures in the years to come, it will not affect the price you have paid for it.
You also need to know that some cemeteries will start counting down the time of use for the sepulture on the day of contract signing.
How much does a cemetery sepulture cost?
Nowadays, a cemetery sepulture costs range anywhere between $300 to $5,000, in some cases it can easily amount to $10,000 and sometimes even more… MUCH MUCH MORE!
An inground plot can range anywhere between $800 to $6,000. Depending on the cemetery location, availabilities, size of the plot and all other variables. Pricing will be higher if it includes the cost of a memorial plaque or a monument.
A cemetery crypt inside a mausoleum can range anywhere between $4,000 to $10,000. The cost can go up to $25,000 and sometimes even more. If money is not an issue, you can find some cemeteries that can offer you a reserved spot which can contain multiple spaces available for other family members.
A niche inside a columbarium can be either singled size, double size or family size. The cost can range anywhere between $300 to thousands of dollars.
For mausoleums and columbariums, some cemeteries will adjust their prices all depending on the least requested levels to the most requested.
Is the money paid for a pre arranged cemetery sepulture protected?
No. As soon that you sign and pay in full a contract for a cemetery sepulture, that sepulture is ready for you to use. Even if you haven not used the available spaces yet. Therefore, in contrary to pre-arranged funeral service contract, the cemetery administration do not have to deposit the money In Trust at the bank.
Can a pre-arranged sepulture contract be cancelled?
Be informed that the cemetery administration has no obligation to reimburse the total amount paid for a cemetery sepulture, in case of a cancellation.
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