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

    Linda | Southbourne

  • From the outset, Adam was extremely helpful, and went out of his way to find me exactly the right property. I cannot speak highly enough of the service provided. Extremely happy.

    J Lynch | Boscombe

  • Michelle and the team have been fantastic. So friendly and have kept me informed throughout the whole process of moving.

    Laine Grew | Boscombe

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

    Lee Wedgner | 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

  • Fantastic service continued throughout the process.. Would Highly recommend Adam to all!!!

    S Keslake

  • Adam is very Good, fast and responsive, Polite friendly and Professional

    Michele Armed

  • Excellent and very efficient.

    J.Hudson | Boscombe

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

    N Currell

  • Danny was brilliant. So friendly and worked well. He is a credit to your team. Thank you.

    Sally | Bournemouth