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.

  • 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

  • Absolutely brilliant we don’t normally leave reviews but credit is given where credit is due. Michele from Letting Department so good at her job and massive asset to this company every time she goes above and beyond to help also the office staff are polite and friendly. Many thanks to all of DWP Team.

    Ms A Drzazga | Bournemouth

  • Really good – After the ID referencing, we had 5 days to find a property and move in – Colt, Holly and Andrea have all been extremely helpful, understanding, polite and professional. Really appreciate the effort put in, thank you.

    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

  • During the two years I have been a tenant of DWP I found the office staff always very helpful, particulary Michelle and Becks. They are an asset and compassionate and professional these two ladies are a credit to the company.

    MJ Walsh | 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

  • Many thanks to Morgan & the maintainance team at DWP Housing, we lost all electrics which are essential for our business at 4pm on Wednesday, all up & running again by 11am the next day, Many thanks

    Ian | Bournemouth

  • 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

  • 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

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

    Andrew Look | Bournemouth