Mark Sykes and Simon Gawthorpe, founding directors of Cyprus Luxury Furniture Packs are always looking for ways to make furnishing properties in Cyprus easier for their customers. Their latest offering is low rate finance (subject to status) on all furniture and related packages. This includes everything youll need to make your Cyprus property ready to live in or rent out such as; Furniture, electricals, cutlery, crockery, linen, dcor and outdoor furniture.
Simon commented Buying furniture for an apartment or villa in Cyprus can be expensive and time consuming so anything that makes the cost easier to bear has to be good, particularly in the current financial climate.
The business was started as a result of the directors being property investors. Wed been buying property in Cyprus for the last 9 years and over that time we had tried every way possible to get our properties furnished how wed like them. This meant sourcing stylish furniture, durable enough to withstand year round use from people renting their properties but at a reasonable price.
Mark went on to explain The obvious choice was to deal with the local furniture suppliers, however most of their stock is aimed at the domestic market and is quite old fashioned pine furniture, which doesnt really look right in a modern apartment or villa. In particular it doesnt really hold much appeal for people looking to rent your property out. Also its very expensive, I guess due to the lack of competition on the island. Next up we decided to bring our own furniture from the UK, this was costly on a small scale and the paper work and customs procedures were quite daunting, in all this did give us the furniture we wanted, but it was such hard work and took most of my holiday allocation for that year.
After furnishing our own properties we started to get enquiries from developers and other investors asking where we got our furniture from. They were in the same position, they didnt want to spend a lot of money on the wrong furniture, but they didnt fancy the hassle of doing the job themselves either. We did some rough calculations and realised if we could get enough interest to fill a 40ft container the shipping cost and effort might be viable
Weve been fortunate enough to secure the same suppliers as used by many of the mid to top end furniture retailers in the UK. Except because we buy in bulk and sell to our customers at somewhere between trade and retail we can also absorb the shipping and installation costs making us exceptional value for money. With the addition of finance we are hoping to be able to help UK investors spread the cost of furnishing their properties while still benefiting from our low prices and fully inclusive service.