▶ Assignments, Transfers and Disinterment
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An exclusive right grants the owner the sole right to be buried in the grave, to determine who is buried in the grave, and to determine what memorials may be placed on the grave. If a current owner has died and bequeathed the right, or if someone wishes to assign the right to a new owner, those transfers need to be recorded and confirmed. In some cases there will be appropriate legal statements to be obtained.

In Scribe do not simply edit the names. Locate the existing entry in your records, click on edit and then use the transfer function to create a new record. 

Once the transfer details have been added click on transfer and this will create a new current entry where you can define all the up to date details, and will cross reference this automatically with the original entry (which will be retained). This means future searches and reports will show the full history, in case of any disputes. The cross-reference will appear in the notes.

When entering the new details, select the fee for the transfer rather than for an exclusive right. You can restart the period of the grant if you wish. Any details which cannot be changed, such as a deceased name, will be disabled.

If you have come to the end of a period of grant, or conditions have not been met, some councils operate a buy-back policy where the expired right is brought back into the council’s control, you can tick the 'Transfer to Council' box to reflect this.

Assignment of exclusive rights is the most common form of transfer, but you can use the same process for memorials. 

For burials, the same approach is used to record disinterment and re-interment, should you ever be faced with that eventuality. 

Locate the existing entry in your records, click on edit and then use the Disinterment function to create a new record. 

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