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.

Before

Old property to be demolished to make way for 64 new modern flats
Old property to be demolished to make way for 64 new modern flats
Old property to be demolished to make way for 64 new modern flats

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. 

Did You Know….?

  • Over 50% (1250) of our tenants have been with us for 4 years or more
  • 500 tenants have been with us for over 10 years or more
  • 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
  • We work in partnership with BCP Council to house young people they nominate
  • 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

  • During the two years I have been a tenant of DWP I found the office staff always very helpful, particulary Michelle and Becks. They are an asset and compassionate and professional these two ladies are a credit to the company.

    MJ Walsh | Boscombe

  • Would just like to say Emily has been very helpful, caring and understanding. She is a credit to your company. Also may I add the office team. I would also like to thank the contractors for the fantastic finish to my bungalow.

    P Buckeridge

  • 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

  • Very Quick and easy service, understanding Emily was very helpful and answered our questions and email very quickly.

    She answered our questions honestly and the experience was straight forward and not complicated.

    Miss Moss | Poole

  • Excellent experience and was first property I saw and wanted to rent. Thanks

    N Currell

  • Fantasic! Looked after me very well, flat is perfect and very nicely re-furbished. Thank you Colt for all your help.

    Andrew Look | Bournemouth

  • Adam, extremely helpful, very organised and on time. Would use DWP again.

    Richard | Redhill

  • Very good and friendly service. Confident information and good backup I felt very safe with the procedure.

    Linda | Southbourne

  • My experience they were always very, very good. One lady – Michele Field she was always; very professional and helpful. Many times she resolved any problems with a smile, she was never angry. We would recommend DWP Housing Partnership and Michele, because in our opinion she is the best! The right person, in the right place. Professional and human!

    Miss Zakrzewski | Boscombe

  • Really good – After the ID referencing, we had 5 days to find a property and move in – Colt, Holly and Andrea have all been extremely helpful, understanding, polite and professional. Really appreciate the effort put in, thank you.

    Sophie Cross | Boscombe