Our busy maintenance department provides a number of services, however, it is important to remember that some property maintenance issues are the tenant’s responsibility and may be charged accordingly. 

Below is a scale of approximate charges:

  • Should a member of the maintenance team arrive at a property following a pre-arranged visit and they are unable to gain access, you will be charged a call out fee – from £25
  • Minor electrical work – from £35 ph + parts
  • Clear blocked drain – from £35
  • Clear blocked WC, sink, basin or bath – from £35
  • Clear blocked gully – from £35
  • Lock change – from £35 (£25 call out and £10 for each lock)
  • Replace door furniture – from £70
  • Renew internal door – from £125
  • Renew external door (flat door) – from £350
  • Renew external door (main front door) – from £750 UPVC / £500 Wooden
  • Renew wash hand basin – from £125
  • Renew waste fittings – from £35
  • Renew bath – from £400
  • Renew WC – from £100
  • Renew WC and cistern – from £175
  • Glazed tiles – from £35 ph + parts
  • Internal cupboard door catches, handles and hinges – from £35
  • Electrical faults arising from the use of faulty appliances – from £35
  • New Euro/Mortice/Rim/Yale lock – from £35
  • If you are locked out and need a set of keys payment is required upon collection/delivery:
    • New key collected from office. ID will be required. – £2 per key
    • New key delivered to an address between the hours of 7.30am and Midnight – from £25
    • New key delivered to an address between the hours of Midnight – 7.30 am – from £35
  • New garage lock and handle – from £70
  • New lock for meter security box – from £35 (£25 call out and £10 for each lock)
  • To fix lock on meter security box – from £25
  • Meter security box replacement – from £55
  • Glazing for windows and doors:
    • Cost of the glass
    • Fitting new glass – from £35 ph
    • Board up – from £35

Vacating Charges

  • Full Re-decoration (Walls, Ceiling & Woodwork) – from £175 per room
  • Paint (Walls) – from £125 per room
  • Replace Carpet –
    • Small room – from £100
    • Medium room – from £130
    • Large room – from £170
  • Replace Lino
    • Small room – from £110
    • Medium room – from £140
    • Large room – from £180
  • Clean & Clear
    • Morning’s worth of clearance – from £75
    • Half day’s worth of clearance – from £150
    • Full day of clearance – from £300
  • Specialist clearance – from £250

If you require any of the above repairs please telephone 01202 301244 ext 602 or email maintenance@dwphousing.co.uk  You will need to describe the type of repair that you require and will be advised on the charges that will be made for carrying out the work.

What do our tenants have to say about us.

  • This is my third move the first two were with private landlords this is the first time I’ve been treated as a person and not just someone renting. I cannot stress enough how excellent a team you have and I would highly recommend you.


    Gary Stratton | Calendula Place

  • We are tenants with DWP Housing and are very happy with the service provided and have recently had some work done by the maintenance team we were extremely happy with Roy Duff who couldn’t do enough for us.


    Allana Sykes | Parkstone

  • Just to Holla a message of my thanks for the recent refurb of the shared bathroom at my place in Borthwick Rd, Boscombe….Speaking as a high-end painter n decorator myself, its good to see all concerned delivering a very professional finish. My thanks to the lads who done it and to DWP for investing into the well being and comfort of your tenants. This for me is where the ‘social housing’ end of the market meets the posher end and bridges important gaps.


    Mat | Boscombe

  • 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

  • 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

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


    Sally | Bournemouth

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


    John Williams | 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

  • 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

  • Very helpful and friendly. Lovely flat and if I experienced any problems these were sorted as soon as possible.


    Jade | Ferndown