First things first, you will be required to fill in a tenant reference check, the document must be returned to DWP Housing with a £20 fee.  Please note at this stage we cannot hold a property for you.

To consider:

  • £20 reference fee is non-refundable, however your reference check will be current 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 £250 deposit 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 admin fee.

At a glance, what you will need;

  • Completed Tenancy Reference document and return to DWP Housing.  Collect from office or download here
  • Budget of:
    • £20 Reference fee
    • £70 Admin fee
    • 1 month rent
    • Deposit
    • £20 Guarantor fee check (if required)
    • Inventory fee –
      • Rooms and Studios – £50
      • 1 bedroom property – £60
      • 2 bedroom property – £80
      • 3 bedroom property – £100
      • 4 bedroom property – £120
  • 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 are very pleased with our new kitchen, Ben did an amazing job could you please pass this on to Shane Wells, it ís the best job we’ve ever had done thanks a lot.


    Adrienne and Scott | Turlin Moor

  • 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

  • My wife and I have been tenants for nearly nine years and are very happy in our apartment. During that time any issues have been dealt with speedily, efficiently and to our entire satisfaction. We can thoroughly recommend DWP to any perspective tenants.


    A Kellett | Wallisdown

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Absolutely brilliant! Took such a weight off my mind!


    Elliot Cooper | Bournemouth

  • DWP found me a property really quickly, much less than I was paying in private sector. Staff very polite and helpful, so grateful.


    Pauline Kulik | Poole

  • I am very happy with the property, new carpet and new kitchen!


    R. Ramsey | Boscombe

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


    Sally | Bournemouth