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. 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

  • Very good and I would like to say a big thank you to Michelle and all at DWP Housing for my lovely home with new bathroom, carpets, flooring and all new paintwork not forgetting the pretty net curtains!

    Sue Foyle | Southbourne

  • Was very helpful everything went very well, very happy.

    L Kovacs | Bournemouth

  • 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

  • We had a most very good experience and we have met some wonderful DWP staff and most loving company.

    John Williams | Boscombe

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

    Laine Grew | Boscombe

  • I am very happy with the layout of the flat, very happy with the service received Colt was brilliant and helped loads.

    L Rowell | Bournemouth

  • 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

  • We are tenants with DWP Housing and are very happy with the service provided and have recently had some work done by the maintenance team we were extremely happy with Roy Duff who couldn’t do enough for us.

    Allana Sykes | Parkstone

  • From start to finish it couldn’t of been better. The staff were great and made the whole process so straight forward. Thank you!

    Wana Doniselli | Christchurch Road, Bournemouth

  • Fantasic! Looked after me very well, flat is perfect and very nicely re-furbished. Thank you Colt for all your help.

    Andrew Look | Bournemouth