Since 1985 DWP Housing Partnership has been providing good quality affordable accommodation to rent across Dorset.

The company was started in the 1980’s by Dave Wells, with just one rental property, a small house in Poole, a humble start to a portfolio which now sees the company owning over 3,000 units and are recognised as Dorset’s biggest private landlord.

Family is at the heart of what we do, so it is no surprise that following the retirement of Dave in 2013 the management of the business was handed over to his son Steve Wells, who now manages the portfolio and a team of over 100.

We take our social responsibilities seriously by making sure people of all incomes have somewhere pleasant to live or work, part of this commitment to the local community is to work closely with the Boscombe Regeneration Project.

Central Bournemouth Development

We are investing significantly in new builds and improving our existing stock.  One such example (shown below) is the multi-million pound redevelopment of three HMO’s (Houses in Multiple Occupation) in central Bournemouth which have been demolished and replaced with 64 modern apartments.

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After


As a tenant of DWP Housing you have access to a wealth of knowledge and expertise, we want our tenants to be happy and feel secure in their home. 

From easy rent payment options such as an online payment facility, debt advice and help from our maintenance team, we are here to help you. Even if you are unable to furnish your home we can help, you can book an appointment to pop along to our offices to choose furniture from our warehouse.

Did You Know….?

  • Over 50% of our tenants have been with us in excess of 3 years
  • Many of our tenants have been with us for over 10 years
  • 10% of our portfolio consists of houses and bungalows
  • 16% of our portfolio is commercial property

We are committed to the local community and take our social responsibilities seriously…

  • We offer move on accommodation from supported housing schemes
  • Assist councils in meeting their housing need
  • Lease flats & houses to charities and care providers
  • Work with business start-up projects
  • Provided space for art projects
  • Work with local churches to develop a community house
  • Assisted with local community garden projects 
  • Worked with agencies to provide work for their trainees as part of their back to work route

Business Profile –

Steve Wells, Managing Director

  • Hi, I would like you to add to your testimonials a few words from me. I have been a Tenant for more than six years and would like to say thanks from my heart for the chance I got to keep my flat when I was in a bad situation due to an injury etc.I have been helped in many ways by Dave Wells properties and their wonderfull staff and got myself back on track.Thanks Michelle for rushing to my aid when I came out of hospital. All the negative things I’ve heard about Dave Wells properties is not true if you respect them and your property you will have a wonderful experience.



  • Very helpful in helping me regards to finding a property, appreicate all the help and support whilst dealing with DWP. Michelle has been great.


    Jade Donnelly

  • DWP Housing have always been very helpful and kind if ever I had to get in touch with them, any issues were dealt with promptly.


    Judith Kelf | Bournemouth

  • Danny was brilliant. So friendly and worked well. He is a credit to your team. Thank you.


    Sally | Bournemouth

  • We were very impressed with the professionalism of the staff at DWP. Also very friendly and helpful. We mainly dealt with Bex, who showed us around the new apartments and helped us deal with all the paperwork etc. She was always ready and happy to answer any questions we had.


    Mr and Mrs Savill | Calendula Place

  • Michelle and the team have been fantastic. So friendly and have kept me informed throughout the whole process of moving.


    Laine Grew | Boscombe

  • Been in our property coming up 2 years, we received a lovely flat newly decorated. We were first time tenants, the annual sprinkle system, or gas checking and hall cleaning were made systematically. Staff have always been very kind and helpful. We have enjoyed living here.


    Magdalena and Lucas Burda | Boscombe

  • I am so grateful to everyone at DWP Partnership. I could not of wished for a better experience. Michelle is amazing and has made mine and my child’s life much better by finding us a property to live in so quickly.


    Lisa | Ashley Cross

  • DWP were really helpful and caring when I needed to transfer from the Winton area to Charminster, especially Bex who could not have done anymore and has always gone that extra mile.


    Emma Randall | Charminster

  • Many thanks to Morgan & the maintainance team at DWP Housing, we lost all electrics which are essential for our business at 4pm on Wednesday, all up & running again by 11am the next day, Many thanks


    Ian | Bournemouth