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

  • Just to Holla a message of my thanks for the recent refurb of the shared bathroom at my place in Borthwick Rd, Boscombe….Speaking as a high-end painter n decorator myself, its good to see all concerned delivering a very professional finish. My thanks to the lads who done it and to DWP for investing into the well being and comfort of your tenants. This for me is where the ‘social housing’ end of the market meets the posher end and bridges important gaps.


    Mat | Boscombe

  • Everyone has been very helpful and considerate. I can find no fault with anyone.


    P.A Sims

  • 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

  • From start to finish it couldn’t of been better. The staff were great and made the whole process so straight forward. Thank you!


    Wana Doniselli | Christchurch Road, Bournemouth

  • The staff are wonderful and very helpful. They looked after me as their customer in a very satisfying way. I’m very thankful for them.


    Mr Jumaily | Bournemouth

  • After hearing so many bad reports about DWP I was very hesitant with going with yourselves. Everything I had heard was unfounded. Bex and Jo really looked after me well and are a real asset to DWP. All I wanted was to be treated how I like to be treated and I was. I am very happy!!


    Deborah | Boscombe

  • 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.



  • 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

  • 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

  • We have rented with DWP for 6 months and have found the staff and personnel very courteous and helpful and efficient. Any minor problems were quickly sorted out by the maintenance team. In particular Michele, who has dealt with us continuously with a cheerful manner.


    Christopher Rose | Poole