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. 

WHAT TO DO IF YOU ARE LOCKED OUT OF YOUR PROPERTY: 

  • 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 for £2 per key – PLEASE NOTE YOU WILL NEED TO SHOW ID. 
  • Outside of office hours you will need to use a Locksmith our recommendation for this service is: Lynx Locks. Tel. 01202 525926 Mobile. 07866 116482. Available 24 hours.

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
  • 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
  • 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.

  • 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

  • Excellent experience and was first property I saw and wanted to rent. Thanks

    N Currell

  • We had a great experience with dwp housing. Emily was very helpful and lovely the whole process and very prompt with answering any Questions. Thanks

    Mr and Mrs Da Silva Marques

  • My experience with DWP has been very good and Emily Walker has been very helpfull with helping to sign up and find a property!

    Mr Pritchard | Winton

  • I had really good service from dwp so far. Emily was great and definitely I will recommend dwp to my friends and to people

    Mr Wasik

  • Been in our property coming up 2 years, we received a lovely flat newly decorated. We were first time tenants, the annual sprinkle system, or gas checking and hall cleaning were made systematically. Staff have always been very kind and helpful. We have enjoyed living here.

    Magdalena and Lucas Burda | Boscombe

  • Absolutely brilliant, first class. Everything explained in simple terms and very straight forward.

    Robert | Poole

  • 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 service provided by Adam

    Wendy | Parkstone

  • All staff I have dealt with have been very helpful and friendly, nothing has been too much. I look forward to living in my new home

    Miss J Saunders