Terms and Conditions of Funeral Service Payments

Searsons Family Funeral Services

Terms and Conditions of Funeral Arrangements and Payment

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(a) By signing the Estimate the signatory ("the Client") accepts personal liability for paying the Company's charges in full, regardless of any entitlement the Client may have to payment from or re-imbursement by a third party

(e.g. by the DSS or the deceased's estate)

(b) The Company will confirm the details of the chosen funeral in writing, and the Client agrees to inform the Company immediately of any errors or omissions.


The Client acknowledges and accepts that the Company's charges may vary from the Estimate:

(a) if the actual cost of the listed disbursements is higher than estimated; or,
(b) if the Client's instructions change or if the circumstances change, involving additional charges (e.g. out of hour charges; additional bearers required; extra large coffin required).

(c) if the time or mileage allowances, as shown on our price list, are exceeded, additional charges will be made.


(a) Where the Client has selected a "The Simple Funeral", all charges and disbursements are payable in full at least three working days before the funeral takes place.

(b) Where the client selects a funeral from our General Charges, all disbursements are payable in full at least three working days before the funeral takes place. Failure to do so may result in the funeral arrangements being delayed or even cancelled.

(c) Where the client selects a funeral from our General Charges, all Service Charges are payable, upon receipt of Invoice, fourteen days from the Invoice date.

(d) The Company shall be entitled to charge interest on overdue invoices at the rate of 6% above the base rate, from time to time, of Barclays Bank PLC until payment is received in full. Further, the Company shall be entitled to charge the Client for all third party costs and expenses (including, without limitations, the cost and expenses of any debt collection agency and/ or solicitors instructed by the Company, as well as any Court fees, filing fees and associated costs) incurred in the collection of overdue invoice payments.

(e) When payment is made by Credit Card, a 2% surcharge is added to the cost of disbursements, (not to the Company's charges), to cover the Credit Card Company's charges on these items.


While the company will make arrangements with third parties, (e.g. clergy, cemetery / crematorium, church, doctor), and will include their charges as disbursements payable in advance, the Client acknowledges the Company is not responsible for the acts or omissions of such third parties. In making such arrangements the Company is acting as the Client's 'Agent'.


(a) All dates and times for the funeral are subject to final confirmation by the Company.

(b) The Company reserves the right to make changes to Funeral arrangements due to reasons beyond its control. Where practicable, such changes will be notified to the Client in advance, but, unless otherwise agreed in writing, the Company's charges remain payable in full.

(c) The Client must give reasonable notice to the Company of any requested changes to funeral arrangements, and such requests are subject to agreement by the Company.

Modification and changes

The owner reserves the right to update or modify these Terms and Conditions at any time, in which case the revised changes will be effective from their date of their publication on this webpage here. It is your responsibility to make sure you check this page from time to time, to ensure that you are familiar with any changes or updates within these Terms and Conditions. Failure to do so does not invalidate any changes that may take place on this website, and your continued use of this website signifies your acceptance and agreement of such changes as and when they may occur.

UK Law and Courts

These Terms and Conditions will be governed by and construed in accordance with English law, and any disputes relating to these terms and conditions will be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales.

About Us

Searsons Family Funeral Services take great pride in offering a service which focuses very much on family values. Look at any other funeral business for miles around and see how many of one family work in the business!

You can read more about us, and should you require further information, help and advice about a recent bereavement, then please contact us for free and impartial advice.

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Searson Funeral Services

Portsmouth Branch
319 Copnor Road, Portsmouth,
Mobile users call us on:
023 9266 5795
Southsea Branch
105 Winter Road, Southsea,
Mobile users call us on:
023 9273 8922
Havant Branch
25-29 Park Parade, Leigh Park,
Mobile users call us on:
023 9247 7190

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