About us

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..

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.

DWP Housing continue to invest significantly in new builds and improving our existing portfolio of propery.

What to expect as a tenant. 

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 & app, debt advice and help from our maintenance team, we are here to help you.

Did you know … ? 

  • Over 59% (1767) of our tenants have been with us for 4 years or more
  • 24% (716) tenants have been with us for over 10 years or more
  • 77% of our portfolio are self-contained properties
  • 15% of our portfolio is commercial property

Pay your rent online

In addition to the app you can login to your account online using any device from the DWP Housing website. 

Debt Support

Don’t let your rent payments fall into arrears, as this could result in losing your home, contact us at the first sign of financial difficulties so we can help. 

Housing Support

DWP Housing have an in-house Housing Support Officer offering Welfare Support and Guidance. We will even assist with your paperwork. 

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


We employ a full-time team of experienced and qualified staff who are available for a number of services.

Property to Let

Rent your new home or business premises through DWP Housing. All our available property is shown here on the website.

Vehicle Charging

Do not use domestic sockets for Electric Vehicle Charging, this is a fire hazard and very dangerous.

“Very Quick and easy service, understanding Emily was very helpful and answered our questions and email very quickly. She answered our questions honestly and the experience was straight forward and not complicated.”

– Miss Moss | Poole

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

My experience with DWP has been amazing! Adam has been very kind, professional, helpful and fast response to emails to etc! Great experience!

— E Foster | Boscombe

Making life easier for our tenants with the DWP Housing App

Download our App from either Google Play or Apple App Store to pay your rent, view your account history and manage your property.





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