Other tenancy matters

Household insurance

Why do I need it?

Mill Street Housing Society does not provide insurance cover for your contents.  It is a good idea to consider what a home contents insurance  policy would cover you for in order to help you make an informed decision on whether you need one.

Contents insurance is designed to help protect possessions.  No matter how careful you are, there is always a risk that your belongings could be broken, damaged or stolen so home contents insurance can help provide peace of mind.

To help you decide whether home contents insurance is right for you  the Society have teamed up with Thistle Tenant Risks and Ageas Insurance Limited who provide My Home Contents Insurance Scheme, a specialist Tenants Contents Insurance policy.

The My Home Contents Insurance Scheme can offer you insurance for the contents of your home including cover for items such as furniture, carpets, curtains, clothes, bedding, electrical items, jewellery, pictures and ornaments.

How do I get further information?

Call Thistle Tenant Risks on 0345 450 7288 or

Alternatively, please visit www.thislemyhome.co.uk formore information or to request a call back. 

The National Housing Federation is an appointed Representative of the Thistle Insurance Services Ltd. Thistle Insurance Services Limited is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority FRN 310419. Registered in England under No. 00338645. Registered office: Rossington's Business Park, West Carr Road, Retford, Nottinghamshire, DN22 7SW. Thistle Insurance Services Ltd is part of the PIB Group. 

Our Data Protection olicy is online at https//www.thistleinsurance.co.uk/Provacy-Policy

Keeping a pet

Before you take in a pet you must ask for permission by contacting Michelle Powell at Symonds & Sampson

30 High West Street Dorchester DT1 1UP

01305 261 008

mpowell@symonds andsampson.co.uk


For dogs and cats

If you live in a house or bungalow with direct access to a garden that is for your sole use, you will normally be granted permission to keep a dog or cat.  Consideration will be given to the type of property you live in and the size of your garden as well as the breed, size and number of pets you are asking permission to keep.

Residents in sheltered flats cannot keep dogs or cats.

If you do have a pet you must make sure that it is kept under control and does not cause a nuisance or distress to other residents in your area.  Permission to keep a pet may be withdrawn if the animal is causing a nuisance or if there are concerns about the animal’s welfare.

If a problem is being caused by neighbour’s dogs you can contact the Dog Warden for advice. https://www.dorsetforyou.com/dog-warden

Get in touch

Managing Agent to the Society
Symonds & Sampson

Contact Michelle Powell for housing management, including rents, lettings, repairs and maintenance.

01305 261 008


30 High West Street Dorchester DT1 1UP

Secretary to the Society

Judith Dearlove

Contact for general enquiries, Society management and organisation, committee matters, Mill Street history and complaints.

01305 261622

Fordington Hill House,
High Street Fordington,
Dorchester, DT1 1LZ

Warden to the Society

Rosie Sibley

The warden service is available for residents in sheltered housing: Weekdays 9am-5pm.

01305 264 156

or fill in our contact form