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% 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

  • 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

  • Found the right place to suit my needs in no time! At the move in found few problems but these were addressed straight away and the team were consistently there checking up if everything is OK. Amazed at help; furniture, advice, paperwork was all done by DWP. Massive thank you to my agent Rachelle, Plumbers Danny and Scott, Electricians Rich and his dad and a big thank you to Laurence and Hannah.

    Daria Bennett | Aylesbury Road

  • Absolutely brilliant we don’t normally leave reviews but credit is given where credit is due. Michele from Letting Department so good at her job and massive asset to this company every time she goes above and beyond to help also the office staff are polite and friendly. Many thanks to all of DWP Team.

    Ms A Drzazga | Bournemouth

  • 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

  • When we had nowhere to go and no chance of succeeding anywhere, DWP took us in. Ever since day one they have been fantastic. The guys on the desks at the front are amazing and have always been so approachable. Not once had a problem in our dealings with them. We appreciate all the help and if you are after a property they look after you. Thank you to the team!

    Sophie Cross | Boscombe

  • DWP found me a property really quickly, much less than I was paying in private sector. Staff very polite and helpful, so grateful.

    Pauline Kulik | Poole

  • Rented from DWP for 10 years never had a problem, always quick to help! They really helped me out when I needed it most! Will always be eternally grateful!

    Tracy | Bournemouth

  • Can I just say a huge thanks to Michele and team for the help and support helping me moving back down from up north even going the extra mile and letting me move in on a weekend after the office hours, it just shows the service I got was above the duty and so glad to become a tenant of DWP.

    Paul Brown | Winton

  • Excellent and very efficient.

    J.Hudson | Boscombe

  • 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