Landmark Home Warranty Review
Landmark offers two basic plans — one that includes appliances, and one that doesn’t — designed to give you peace of mind in the event of a breakdown. Its prices are in line with others in the industry, and it’s worth considering if you’re in the service areas.
However, Landmark Home Warranty is only available in the states of Arizona, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, Texas, and Utah. If you live elsewhere, there’s no lack of home warranty companies that service all 50 states.
- Plan types: 2
- Pricing: $55/mo (Total Protection Plan); $37.17/mo (Home Systems Plan)
- Service fees: $60-$195
- Workmanship guarantee: 30 days
- Contract length: 1 year
- BBB rating (Letter): B
- Home inspection required? No
- States served: Arizona, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, Texas, Utah
- Available appliance and system coverage: yes
|Landmark’s more comprehensive plan, which covers both systems and most appliances||Covers home systems such as air conditioning and heating, electrical system, and more. Doesn’t cover appliances.|
Who is this best for?
Both plans are good for anyone with an older house, in any of the six states Landmark serves, where electrical, plumbing, and other systems are original. The Total Protection Plan is a good option if you also have older appliances.
|Landmark Home Warranty||American Home Shield||Choice Home Warranty|
|Our review||Our review|
|States served||Arizona, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, Texas, Utah||All except AK, IA, or New York City||All 50 states|
|Service fee||$60-$195||$75, $100, or $125||$85|
|30 days||60 days||90 days parts, 30 days labor|
|Other|| Reasonable prices for lower plan |
Uncommon coverages, like termite treatment
| 15,000-contractor network |
Discounts for energy-saving appliances
| First month is free |
No maintenance records or inspections needed
|View plans||View plans||View plans|
*All information accurate as of May 15, 2020
Landmark compared to American Home Shield
Both of these two companies have earned a “B” rating from the Better Business Bureau, and both have won awards from HomeWarrantyReviews.com, which surveys customer service. This means that both companies offer adequate, if not extraordinary, customer service.
American Home Shield (AHS) has a more extensive workmanship guarantee, that’s twice as long as Landmark’s. AHS also offers you the option of customizing the appliances and systems that you’d like to have covered. So, for example, if you don’t have central AC, you don’t waste money insuring it.
Landmark’s service fees start out slightly cheaper than AHS’s, but its higher end fees are more expensive. When you require insect control, Landmark’s fees are nearly $200, while with AHS the maximum is $125.
Landmark compared to Choice Home Warranty
Choice, which serves all 50 states, has a much broader service area than Landmark’s six states. It also has a slightly better guarantee, with 90 days for parts and 30 for workmanship. Landmark only covers parts and workmanship for 30 days. Choice extends their guarantee further, though: If the technician is unable to fix a system or appliance, the company will replace the entire unit for free.
Choice has one flat service rate of $85, no matter which of its two plans you choose. Unlike Landmark, which divides its two plans so that appliances are only part of one of them (the Total Protection Plan), Choice’s two plans include the most common systems and appliances, so you get overall support no matter which plan you choose.
Both companies feature optional coverages you can purchase for home elements like pools and sump pump repairs, but only Landmark has optional coverage for termite or pest remediation.
The Bottom Line
If you live in one of the six Western states that Landmark services, the company is a solid competitor for your home warranty business. Its two plan options nicely balance price with comprehensive coverage, and the company gets good reviews from customers for its ability to process claims quickly and efficiently. Landmark vets its own technicians, so if you only like to work with your favorite handyman, then Landmark may not be for you. But if you want to do away with the hassle of managing your own repair work, the company is worth a look.