What is the Landmark Legacy Estate?
Most of the buildings in our care are let for holidays but our work is also supported by the Landmark Legacy Estate. These well-loved buildings have passed into our stewardship in the knowledge that we can be relied upon to care for them and retain their essential character.
Many come to us through a gift in a Will and are managed by us as tenanted property, a solution that provides Landmark with a reliable and valuable income, and allows such buildings to continue to fulfil their role as part of the local community.
We always work with prospective donors, both to understand their wishes and explain our approach and limitations.
How many, and what type of buildings, form the Landmark Legacy Estate?
The portfolio consists of approximately 50 buildings ranging from modern flats and commercial property, to historic buildings or land.
How do you decide if a building gifted to you will be used for holidays or long-term lets?
Each building is considered on a case by case basis, and many factors influence our decision, including the wishes of the owner. Some prefer their homes to continue to serve the local community so a permanent long-term tenant solution is more preferable.
Other influences include the historical value or architectural interest of the building, the setting, do we already have examples of such properties, resources, time and funds required to convert it for Landmark holiday use.
To speak to us about leaving a gift in your Will or the Landmark Legacy Estate please contact Linda Millard.
The Tower at Netherne on the Hill near Coulsdon - the latest addition to the Landmark Legacy Estate.
Paul Mallier admired the Landmark Trust through his work in the travel industry, although he’d never stayed in one of our buildings. He visited us at our stand at a Luxury Travel Fair and it was in the summer of 2013 that we first spoke to him about the gift of his flat to Landmark.
We met with Paul to discuss his wishes and we took the opportunity to make him aware of the Landmark Legacy Estate. Paul subsequently included this amazing gift in his Will. He attended several special events held for those who leave us a gift in their Wills and this is where our Chairman, Neil Mendoza, was able to thank him personally for his generosity.
Sadly, Paul died in 2015 but his generous gift has been added to the Landmark Legacy Estate and will make a vital contribution to our work. We are indebted to Paul for his great foresight and generosity, making this magnificent bequest, in memory of his late wife, Nancy (née Guard).