It’s important to keep your property in the best possible state of repair and it is the tenant’s responsibility to promptly report any repairs or maintenance.

The best way to report a maintenance issue is to call us on 01202 301244, and select 3. Alternatively, if you decide to email us you will need to give your full address, telephone number and the nature of the problem maintenance@dwphousing.co.uk Please note that emails are only picked up during office hours we do aim to respond within 48 hours. 

If repairs are necessary in communal areas of the property please also report these.

For emergency repairs outside of offices hours please call 01202 301244. It is important to understand that only repairs seen as critical will be dealt with after hours. Problems such as a leaking tap, extractor fan problems, damage to kitchen units are not deemed as critical.

Examples of Emergencies:

  • Gas Leaks – please immediately call Transco on 0800 111 999
  • No power supply – First check that all fuses/circuit breakers are live and that power is on to neighbouring properties.
  • Roof Leaks – if the leak is causing major damage or is penetrating an electrical fitting.
  • Broken Windows / Doors – If the property is no longer secure.
  • Break In – If damage has been caused as a result of a burglary notify the police and obtain a crime reference number before calling us.

We are not always able to offer specific appointment times but we do our best. In circumstances where a specific time has been scheduled and we cannot gain access to the property you will be charged a £25 call out fee.

You may also be interested in….

Pay Your Rent Online

Paying your rent online with us is secure and easy to do.  Confirmation and receipt will be sent to your email once the transaction is completed.

Debt Support

If for any reason your financial circumstances change leaving you with money problems, it is important to contact us immediately.

Anti Social Behaviour

Here are DWP Housing we take ASB very seriously and have a team of people ready to help you.

What do our tenants have to say about us.

  • DWP Housing have always been very helpful and kind if ever I had to get in touch with them, any issues were dealt with promptly.

    Judith Kelf | 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

  • I just want to say that I am very happy in my new home and a special thank you to Emily who helped me with the paperwork and the move.

    Mr House | Winton

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • The staff are wonderful and very helpful. They looked after me as their customer in a very satisfying way. I’m very thankful for them.

    Mr Jumaily | Bournemouth

  • 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.

  • Thanks everyone at DWP we’ve now bought our own flat, having been able to save a deposit because of your cheap rent. A big thanks to the maintenance team the guys always made me feel very comfortable when they came in to do any work. We have no complaints – if anything didn’t work – the maintenance team would come out and fix it. My cooker broke, they sent a new one within a couple of days. We’ve been very well looked after.

    Jo | Boscombe

  • Absolutely fantastic with all office staff, especially Michele. Fantastic maintenance team for doing all the work on the property and making it look so good. Great landlord would recommend to anyone I know. Thank you so much.

    H Gooding | Bournemouth