The first burial transforms a parcel of land.
Once dedicated as a cemetery, the land becomes frozen in time, unable to be developed. The property owners cannot desecrate or change the land in a way that disturbs interred remains. Instead, the property owners are sort of like trustees holding the property for the benefit of those people buried or entitled to be buried in the property. Therefore, the property owners must allow family members to access the site.
That may sound like the end of a cemetery’s story right there. But there’s more involved if your clients are buying or selling property with at least one grave on it.
Read this article from the December issue of Texas REALTOR® magazine.