Landmark Home Warranty is a regional company providing service to Arizona, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, Texas, and Utah. This company remains transparent with coverage for reasonable pricing. All this with its flexible coverage options make it a great option for those living in the coverage territory.
Based on our review of over 20 home warranty providers, Landmark Home Warranty was not one of the best companies we found. To see other options that may be better, visit our list of the best home warranty companies.
- Pros and Cons
- Key Takeaways
Flexible payment plans; customers may pay month-to-month
”B” rating with the Better Business Bureau
Optional coverage available for a guest house which is not offered by many home warranty companies
Coverage is only available in 6 states
Optional coverages (extra $) come standard with some other home warranty companies, including coverage for a water heater, garage door opener, or a refrigerator
Coverage available for existing homeowners is not as comprehensive as the coverage available to homeowners who are purchasing a home
- A company with a lot of experience helping homeowners protect against unexpected repairs.
- Two plan options plus an optional coverage section to help you customize your policy to meet your home’s needs.
- Escrow-specific policies for real estate transactions give everyone confidence in the closing process.
- Quick repair time with a contractor to your home usually within 24 hours of the call.
- Year Founded 2005
- Coverage Coverage is offered in 6 states (Arizona, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, Texas, and Utah)
- Customer Service 24/7 online or by telephone
- Waiting Period 30 days
- Contractor Network LHW uses the services of approved independent contractors.
- Service Recall Period Service work is guaranteed for 30 days.
- Number of Plans 2 plans for existing homeowners and 4 plans for those buying a home.
- Coverage Limit Payout caps for some home systems/components/appliances ranging from $500 to $2,000.
- Contract Length 12 months
- Payment Options LHW will repair or replace covered items at their discretion and reserves the option to provide cash instead of repair or replacement.
- Cost Services fee of $70 or $100 depending on plan. (There is a higher service fee for subterranean termite treatment.) Plan cost is $500 to $700 depending on state and optional coverage.
- Official Website https://www.landmarkhw.com/
Landmark Home Warranty has been in business since 2005 and offers regional home warranty plans to residents in Arizona, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, Texas, and Utah. It has two main plans that can be paired with optional coverage available at an additional charge. Plan options and pricing varies by state.
When reviewing the home warranty options offered by Landmark Home Warranty, we examined pricing, number and types of plans, claims, customer service, BBB rating, and how its coverage compares with the competition. Read on to see if Landmark’s home warranty coverage plans are the right choice for you.
A home warranty plan can give you peace of mind if you are worried about the high cost of home repairs. You never buy a home expecting home components/system to malfunction, but over time, as the home ages, it will inevitably happen. Home warranties will pay for expensive repairs/replacement of home systems, appliances, and more and you are only responsible for the service call/deductible depending on your plan specifics. Landmark Home Warranty is one provider in the industry that rates high on our list of home warranty providers.
Landmark Home Warranty has been in business since 2005. The company headquarters is in Salt Lake City, Utah. It offers home warranties to homeowners and real estate professionals. Optional add-on coverage is available for an additional charge. Coverage is offered in six states (Arizona, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, Texas, and Utah).
For existing homeowners, you have the following plan options available. Service fees vary from $60 to $100. (There is a higher service fee for Subterranean termite treatment which varies by state.)
|Total Protection Plan||Home Systems Plan||Optional Coverage|
|Air conditioning||Air conditioning||Booster and well pump|
|Built-In microwave||Electrical system||Dishwasher|
|Dishwasher||No-fault plumbing coverage||Exterior pipe leak repair|
|Garbage disposal||Air conditioning tune-up||Freestanding Ice maker|
|Oven/range/cooktop||Heating tune-up||Stand-alone freezer|
|Washer/Dryer||Pest control||Garage door opener|
|Electrical system||Re-key service||Garbage disposal|
|Garage door opener||Subterranean termite treatment||Grinder pump|
|No-fault plumbing coverage||Guest house|
|Heating tune-up||Kitchen refrigerator|
|Air conditioning tune-up||Oven/range/cooktop|
|Pest Control||Pool and hot tub (chlorine)|
|Subterranean termite treatment||Pool and hot tub (salt water)|
|Roof leak repair|
|Wet bar refrigerator|
Real Estate Plans
Landmark has four different home warranty plans available plus optional coverage to homeowners who have purchased their homes in the last 30 days. The service call fee for real estate plans is between $60-$100, according to Landmark's website.
|Air conditioning system||Air conditioning system||Air conditioning system||Air conditioning system||Booster and well pump|
|Built-in microwave||Built-in microwave||Built-in microwave||Built-in microwave||Dishwasher|
|Dishwasher||Dishwasher||Dishwasher||Dishwasher||Exterior pipe leak repair|
|Garbage disposal||Garbage disposal||Garbage disposal||Garbage disposal||Freestanding Ice maker|
|Kitchen exhaust fan||Kitchen exhaust fan||Kitchen exhaust fan||Kitchen exhaust fan||Stand-alone freezer|
|Kitchen refrigerator||Kitchen refrigerator||Garage door opener|
|Electrical system||Electrical system||Electrical system||Electrical system||Guest house|
|Garage door opener||Garage door opener||Garage door opener||Garage door opener||Kitchen refrigerator|
|No-fault plumbing coverage||No-fault plumbing coverage||No-fault plumbing coverage||Oven/range/cooktop|
|Plumbing system||Plumbing system||Plumbing system||Plumbing system||Pool and hot tub (chlorine)|
|Air conditioning tune-up||Air conditioning tune-up||Air conditioning tune-up||Air conditioning tune-up||Pool and hot tub (salt water)|
|Heating tune-up||Heating tune-up||Heating tune-up||Heating tune-up||Roof leak repair|
|Pest control||Pest control||Pest control||Pest control||Septic system|
|Re-key service||Re-key service||Re-key service||Re-key service||Washer/dryer|
|Subterranean termite treatment||Subterranean termite treatment||Subterranean termite treatment||Subterranean termite treatment||Water Softener|
|Wet bar refrigerator|
The following exclusions were obtained from a sample downloadable contract:
- Repairs or replacement required as a result of fire, freeze, flood, or other acts of God; accidents; vandalism; neglect; misuse; abuse; missing parts; cosmetic defects; design flaws; manufacturer defects; structural defects; power failure, shortage, surge or overload; inadequate capacity; or damages due to pests or pets.
- Living spaces detached from the main home, unless an additional option is chosen (Guest House Home Systems Plan).
- Repairs or replacement required as a result of failure to clean or maintain, according to manufacturer specifications.
- Repairs or replacement required as a result of improper previous or attempted repair known prior to the effective date of the contract.
- Repairs or replacement required as a result of an improper installation known prior to the effective date of the contract.
- Consequential or secondary damage, including consequential damages due to a service contractor’s conventional repair efforts of the primary item.
- Failure to provide timely service due to conditions beyond LHW’s control, including but not limited to, part or equipment delays or labor difficulties.
- Commercial properties and/or residential properties being used for commercial purposes.
- Systems or appliances classified by the manufacturer as commercial and/or commercial equipment modified for domestic use.
- Diagnosis, repair, removal, or remediation of mold, mildew, rot, or fungus, or any damages resulting from or related to mold, mildew, rot, or fungus, even when caused by or related to the malfunction, repair, or replacement of a covered system or appliance.
- Providing or closing access to covered items, except as noted under limits for plumbing, electrical, and ductwork. LHW is not responsible for additional charges to remove or install systems, appliances, or non-related equipment; nor does LHW cover the cost of restoration of wall coverings, floor coverings, countertops, etc.
- Cost for cranes or other lifting equipment.
- Cost relating to permits.
- Performance of services involving hazardous or toxic materials, including but not limited to, asbestos, mold, lead paint, or sanitation of sewage spills; costs related to the disposal of hazardous or toxic materials.
- Removal of non-covered systems and appliances.
- Cost of construction, carpentry, or other modifications made necessary by a covered repair or replacement, except as noted in A/C and Heating System.
- Items covered by a manufacturer, distributor, builder, or an extended warranty.
Landmark’s home warranties caps include: a cap of $500 for replacements for AC/Heating; plumbing systems can have caps if you have an underground pipe leak encased in concrete ($1,000); water heater ($800 cap); electric cooktop of ($1,000), built-in microwave if a combo unit ($1,000); refrigerator ($1,500); and washer dryer ($2,000).
New homeowners should ask about the re-keying service available through any of the plans.
Landmark will attempt to assign a contractor to your claim within 24 hours after the service request is made.
You can log in to your account to request a repair 24/7 or call the customer service line 866-306-2999. You may e-mail customer service at firstname.lastname@example.org. There is also an online chat feature.
Landmark Home Warranty has a “B” rating with the BBB and has been an accredited business since 2010. It has a 2.6-out-of-5 star average rating based on close to 250. More than 250 customer complaints have been received with the majority of the complaints listed as a “problem with a product or service.”
Shop prices and coverage with other home warranty companies to make sure you are getting the best coverage for the best price.
Landmark Home Warranty’s pricing varies by state and plan. We checked pricing for the six states where Landmark offers coverage. The service fee is $60 or $100 depending on the plan you choose. Optional coverage is available for all states. Pricing listed is on a per/month basis for existing homeowners.
The following pricing is for existing homeowners:
|State||Total Protection Plan||Home Systems Plan|
|Booster and well pump||$12.50|
|Exterior pipe leak repair||$8.33|
|Freestanding ice maker||$3.75|
|Garage door opener||$3.33|
|Pool and hot tub (chlorine)||$13.33|
|Pool and hot tub (salt water)||$28.33|
|Roof leak repair||$8.33|
|Wet bar refrigerator||$2.08|
The following pricing is for real estate plans (pricing on real estate plans is per year):
|Booster and well pump||$150|
|Exterior pipe leak repair||$100|
|Freestanding ice maker||$45|
|Garage door opener||$40|
|Pool and hot tub (chlorine)||$160|
|Pool and hot tub (salt water)||$340|
|Roof leak repair||$100|
|Wet bar refrigerator||$25|
The Competition: Landmark Home Warranty vs. Cinch Home Services
Landmark Home Warranty and Cinch Home Services both have 24/7 claims service and comprehensive coverage. Both offer existing homeowner coverage along with real estate plans. Cinch Home Services has the most experience as it has been in business for over 40 years and Landmark has been in business for 15 years. Cinch’s services fees are higher with options ranging from $100 to $200 compared to Landmark’s services fees of $60 to $100 (higher for subterranean termite service). Cinch’s monthly prices appear to be the higher of the two, ranging from $65.99 to $84.99 per month compared to Landmark’s monthly plan prices of $35 to $55. And Cinch has a better BBB rating of "A-" while Landmark has a "B" rating.
For those who live within the coverage territory (Arizona, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, Texas, and Utah), Landmark Home Warranty is one of the best options to consider for your home repair needs. The company offers two plans to homeowners plus optional coverage which you can add on to either plan along with flexible payment options (you can choose to pay month-to-month). For homeowners buying a new home, there are four plans plus optional add-on features.
There are several aspects to think about in choosing a home warranty. Our methodology for reviewing home warranties includes a quantified scoring system that evaluates plan pricing, exclusions, payout caps, repair times, and terms, comparing them to other carriers across the industry, developed to help readers pick the plan that works best for them. Third-party ratings and customer satisfaction scores are factored in to help assess an insurer's overall quality and value.
Better Business Bureau. "Cinch Home Services, Inc." Accessed Nov. 19, 2020.