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 during office hours (Monday to Friday 8am – 5.30pm / Saturday 9am – 1pm) and need a key replacement you can pick one up from the office*. Alternatively outside of office hours please call a locksmith.
    • *New key collected from office. ID will be required. – £2 per key
  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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

    R. Ramsey | Boscombe

  • 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 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

  • Always helpful and quick to act if any issues do arise!!

    Rhian | Bournemouth

  • I am very happy with the layout of the flat, very happy with the service received Colt was brilliant and helped loads.

    L Rowell | Bournemouth

  • 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