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.

  • Danny was brilliant. So friendly and worked well. He is a credit to your team. Thank you.

    Sally | 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 friendly staff, excellent customer service.

    Mohamed | Bournemouth

  • 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

  • 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

  • My experience with DWP Housing is the staff are really friendly and nice.

    Amy | Bournemouth

  • I can’t say anything but good things about this landlord. Even when stuff was difficult they gave me a chance…thanks Mike, Sally and the team. Even when I got into serious rent arrears you were able to help sort a payment plan. So much so I left with my full deposit which shocked us all. Keep doing good stuff and thanks for the chance.

    Isha | Bournemouth

  • Thank you for all the help with my housing benefit, Rachelle I appreciate everyone that hs been there to help me.

    Shannon | Boscombe

  • 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

  • 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