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

  • 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

  • Emily was very helpful from first contact to sign up. She had all the relevant information and was very friendly and professional.

    Mr Shipley | Bournemouth

  • 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

  • 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 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

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

    P.A Sims

  • I can’t say anything but good things about this landlord. Even when stuff was difficult they gave me a chance…thanks Mike, Sally and the team. Even when I got into serious rent arrears you were able to help sort a payment plan. So much so I left with my full deposit which shocked us all. Keep doing good stuff and thanks for the chance.

    Isha | Bournemouth

  • I am very happy with the property, new carpet and new kitchen!

    R. Ramsey | Boscombe

  • Rachelle was very efficient polite and welcoming and always kept me in the picture with regards to my moving in date, thank you!

    Mr Norgrove | Westbourne

  • 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