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

  • My wife and I have been tenants for nearly nine years and are very happy in our apartment. During that time any issues have been dealt with speedily, efficiently and to our entire satisfaction. We can thoroughly recommend DWP to any perspective tenants.


    A Kellett | Wallisdown

  • 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

  • Been in our property coming up 2 years, we received a lovely flat newly decorated. We were first time tenants, the annual sprinkle system, or gas checking and hall cleaning were made systematically. Staff have always been very kind and helpful. We have enjoyed living here.


    Magdalena and Lucas Burda | 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

  • During the two years I have been a tenant of DWP I found the office staff always very helpful, particulary Michelle and Becks. They are an asset and compassionate and professional these two ladies are a credit to the company.


    MJ Walsh | Boscombe

  • We are very pleased with our new kitchen, Ben did an amazing job could you please pass this on to Shane Wells, it ís the best job we’ve ever had done thanks a lot.


    Adrienne and Scott | Turlin Moor

  • 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

  • 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

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


    R. Ramsey | 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