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.

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 were very impressed with the professionalism of the staff at DWP. Also very friendly and helpful. We mainly dealt with Bex, who showed us around the new apartments and helped us deal with all the paperwork etc. She was always ready and happy to answer any questions we had.


    Mr and Mrs Savill | Calendula Place

  • 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

  • Very good, very quick and easy. Very happy with Rachelle’s assistance.


    Lee Wedgner | Boscombe

  • Can I just say a huge thanks to Michele and team for the help and support helping me moving back down from up north even going the extra mile and letting me move in on a weekend after the office hours, it just shows the service I got was above the duty and so glad to become a tenant of DWP.


    Paul Brown | Winton

  • I am so grateful to everyone at DWP Partnership. I could not of wished for a better experience. Michelle is amazing and has made mine and my child’s life much better by finding us a property to live in so quickly.


    Lisa | Ashley Cross

  • Hi, I would like you to add to your testimonials a few words from me. I have been a Tenant for more than six years and would like to say thanks from my heart for the chance I got to keep my flat when I was in a bad situation due to an injury etc.I have been helped in many ways by Dave Wells properties and their wonderfull staff and got myself back on track.Thanks Michelle for rushing to my aid when I came out of hospital. All the negative things I’ve heard about Dave Wells properties is not true if you respect them and your property you will have a wonderful experience.



  • 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