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.

  • We were very impressed with the professionalism of the staff at DWP. Also very friendly and helpful. We mainly dealt with Bex, who showed us around the new apartments and helped us deal with all the paperwork etc. She was always ready and happy to answer any questions we had.

    Mr and Mrs Savill | Calendula Place

  • 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

  • Dear DWP, many thanks for arranging the boiler repair visit and thanks for fixing door latch quickly. Staff sent, very quick and efficient.

    Michael | Bournemouth

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

    L Kovacs | Bournemouth

  • Rachelle was very efficient polite and welcoming and always kept me in the picture with regards to my moving in date, thank you!

    Mr Norgrove | Westbourne

  • 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

  • After hearing so many bad reports about DWP I was very hesitant with going with yourselves. Everything I had heard was unfounded. Bex and Jo really looked after me well and are a real asset to DWP. All I wanted was to be treated how I like to be treated and I was. I am very happy!!

    Deborah | Boscombe

  • So fantastic and professional, friendly and extremely patience with me, Michele Steyn was so helpful and kind an Rachelle was great with helping me too.

    C Wyatt | Boscombe

  • DWP Housing have always been very helpful and kind if ever I had to get in touch with them, any issues were dealt with promptly.

    Judith Kelf | Bournemouth

  • Very good, very quick and easy. Very happy with Rachelle’s assistance.

    Lee Wedgner | Boscombe