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.

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

    Laine Grew | Boscombe

  • Absolutely fantastic with all office staff, especially Michele. Fantastic maintenance team for doing all the work on the property and making it look so good. Great landlord would recommend to anyone I know. Thank you so much.

    H Gooding | Bournemouth

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

    John Williams | Boscombe

  • Rachael Gray is a professional person, she was from the moment I walked in – Super! Adam the rent collector was excellent he even brought the key to the front door (as it was not working properly) to my old accommodation, so far for rating 10/10

    Mrs Morgan | Parkstone

  • I just want to say that I am very happy in my new home and a special thank you to Emily who helped me with the paperwork and the move.

    Mr House | Winton

  • Spoke to Micha today and really kind and helpful as with all staff I have dealt with. Maintenance guys always kind and courteous at property too.

    Steph | Bournemouth

  • Always helpful and quick to act if any issues do arise!!

    Rhian | 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

  • 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 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