Funeral directors are instructed by the code of practice of their trade associations, if they are members, to display their prices prominently and present you with an itemised estimate of costs based on your first discussion with them.

When the arrangements are finalised, your funeral director must give you an itemised bill showing exactly what you are paying for.

If you sign a contract with a funeral director at the funeral home, the contract is binding. If you sign the contract at home, you have a seven-day cooling off period during which time you can cancel the contract an go elsewhere.