Welcome to Fat Property


QUICK LINKS:

Looking to apply for an apartment or home? Visit our application page
Interested in the apartments or homes we have for rent?  Visit our Rentals page
Current tenant wanting to log into our tenant portal? Visit our Tenant site
Want to see where our properties are? View our map

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Stories below are a running assortment of news from Fat Property

Don’t worry – you’re safe

While our site never had SSL (encrypted communication between you and a site), this was never much of an issue as most of the pages on our site do not ask for any information or transmit personal between your browser and our servers. The exception would be our tenant portal and application page. However, those two pages are actually connections between your web browser and our property management system which IS secure.

So even though the only two pages that have data transmitted were secure already, we decided to go ahead and upgrade our site to have SSL functionality. What does this mean for you? Well, now rather than having a “unlocked” padlock on the top left of your browser, you get a nice little ‘locked’ icon.

Cool eh? 🙂

Merry Christmas! Our office hours

All Fat Property offices will be closed Christmas day so our staff can spend that time with their friends, family, and loved ones

On Christmas Eve all offices will be open till 2pm

Our maintenance line will still be open for emergencies

From the Fat Property family to yours — MERRY CHRISTMAS!

Less google / more calling

Stop searching. We’re right here. 🙂

Google gives us summaries of how many times our properties are found, and how. Even during covid (or is that over now?), we’re seeing huge increases in search for our property type.

If you’re looking to move into a place — stop searching, and start calling 🙂 832-640-4444 The FP team will get you into one of our properties quickly and easily.

(And if you really want this property below, we have some more info here. But it’s always best just to call to help make the next move

Behind the scenes: The # of people looking for apartments is WAY up

We don’t share data as much as we should, or we’d like. I’m a data nerd. I love capturing data, looking at it, seeing trends, and trying to use that data to help the experience of not just our residents, but people looking to become residents. If I could roll around in data — ‘indecent proposal’ style — I would 🙂

If you’re interested in checking out some behind the scenes info on data from our CRM, click or tap here.

Rental help / Financial Assistance

As members of both the Houston Apartment Association and the National Apartment Association, we have access to information that may be of assistance to our residents.

We’ve summarized some of the organizations that may be able to help, as well placed all the current information we have regarding government programs (such as monthly payment checks being proposed during this crisis) into one spot. Follow this link . We will updated it in real time as new information comes in

Note to residents regarding COVID-19 and Fat Property

We are all responding to the challenges brought forward by COVID-19, commonly known as Cronavirus.  Many of you have asked about office hours, work requests, and rent.

Office hours:  As of today, March 18, all Fat Property offices are open.  This includes our Montrose headquarters at 3800 Garrott and all onsite offices. Our office hours are still Monday – Friday, 9:00am-5:30pm.  We’re still doing apartment showings during office hours, and on Saturday from 10:00am-2:00pm (by appointment).  We obviously ask if you are showing any symptoms that you delay your showings or office visits.

Maintenance request:  Almost all maintenance staff are working to respond to requests. We’ve asked anyone who shows even slight symptoms to stay at home.  As such, things might be slightly slower than normal but any work request logged via the tenant portal will be responded to.  Also, if you or a family member is showing symptoms, please delay placing any work requests that require entry into your residence.

Rental payments:  Rent is still due by the 1st and can be paid online via the tenant portal, or using “pay near me”, or by dropping off a cashiers check / money order to our office. 

We are working hard to make sure our employees can stay working and receive a paycheck. While we understand people may be impacted by employment levels, as a small company, we are not in a position to allow any rent to be paused or waived.  Almost all rent collected goes to pay banks, utilities, property taxes for schools, insurance, maintenance staff, and our property managers. 

If you think you’re going to have a problem paying rent on the first, please start discussions with friends, family, or government agencies in advance of the 1st.  We have heard news that the government may be sending out checks to people to help with what we’re all going through. 

We hope everyone and their family stays safe during this time.