First things first, you will be required to fill in a tenant reference check, the document must be returned to DWP Housing.  Please note at this stage we cannot hold a property for you.

To consider:

  • You will be required to complete referencing which will remain valid for 6 months. 
  • If you are under 25 or have no previous renting history you will need a guarantor. To find out what it means to be a guarantor or why you may need one, please read our information sheet

If you have already found a property you would like to rent from us and your reference check has been approved, you will need to come in the office to fill in an application form and place a non-refundable holding deposit, the amount is equivalent to one weeks rent of the property you have chosen to reserve the property (the holding deposit will be taken off the final deposit upon moving in) At this stage you will need to provide a government approved photo ID, your National Insurance number and proof of income.

Once all of the above is sorted you will come in the office to sign your tenancy agreement, and pay your first month rent, deposit and remaining deposit. 

At a glance, what you will need;

  • Completed Tenancy Reference document and return to DWP Housing.  Collect from office or download here
  • Budget of:
    • 1 month rent
    • Deposit (equivalent to 5 weeks rent of the property you have reserved)
  • A Guarantor if your circumstances require (find out more here)
  • Government approved photo ID such as a passport
  • National Insurance Number
  • Proof of income

Download and print Tenancy Reference Form. Once you have filled this out please return to DWP Housing, 25a St. Clements Road, Bournemouth. BH1 4DU

It is much easier to pop in the office with all your forms once completed rather than posting, because we do need to see original documents.

DWP Housing comply with the right to rent legislation, more information can be found about compliance here

What do our tenants have to say about us.

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • DWP have always been extremely helpful and fantastic landlords. I have recommended them to several people. Any problems with a room or a house are dealt with quickly and the staff are always friendly and helpful.


    Natasha | Boscombe

  • 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

  • I am so grateful to everyone at DWP Partnership. I could not of wished for a better experience. Michelle is amazing and has made mine and my child’s life much better by finding us a property to live in so quickly.


    Lisa | Ashley Cross

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


    John Williams | Boscombe

  • 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

  • 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