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

  • 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

  • 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

  • A brilliant experience I was dealt with profesionally, politely and efficiently my housing offer, Rachelle Gray was excellent in every aspect. Well done Rachelle.

    Heather Brooks | Bournemouth

  • Very helpful and friendly. Lovely flat and if I experienced any problems these were sorted as soon as possible.

    Jade | Ferndown

  • Very good, very quick and easy. Very happy with Rachelle’s assistance.

    Lee Wedgner | Boscombe

  • Very quick. Very efficient. Definitely recommend.

    Teres | Bournemouth

  • Very pleased with how well Adam has helped me. He set up extra viewings for me and kept me up to date with everything. Thank you so much Adam.

    E Hulse | Poole

  • Great experience, I couldn’t have asked for more. Thank you!

    M Dobson | Winton

  • My experience with DWP has been very good and Emily Walker has been very helpfull with helping to sign up and find a property!

    Mr Pritchard | Winton

  • Rachael Gray is a professional person, she was from the moment I walked in – Super! Adam the rent collector was excellent he even brought the key to the front door (as it was not working properly) to my old accommodation, so far for rating 10/10

    Mrs Morgan | Parkstone