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Clients of agency and mortgage firm asked to come forward

Former clients of a Scottish estate and letting agency and mortgage company are being asked by a corporate insolvency firm to come forward.

The company is SJM Mortgages & Estate Agents in Kirkcaldy - problems with its lettings side have been publicised in previous stories on Letting Agent Today.

Concerns about the company were first raised with the local Member of the Scottish Parliament, David Torrance MSP, in September last year; many of these are believed to have circulated around missing monies connected with tenants and landlords.

Numerous attempts to contact the staff have failed; the premises appear to be closed and since then Police Scotland and Fife Trading Standards have launched their investigations.

The Fife Today newspaper and website says SJM’s owner, Paul Maksymuik, was sequestrated with effect from November 10, 2016 by insolvency practitioner Begbies Traynor, with a sign put on the agency’s window seeking former clients to come forward.

At present, Begbies Traynor have been unable to contact all of the affected landlords,  tenants and sellers and have approached the MSP for assistance.

“The bizarre events of last year involving the erratic behaviour and sudden disappearance of SJM’s management has caused considerable distress” Torrance has told Fife Today. 

Anyone with information about the company is being asked to contact Begbies Traynor on 0131 222 9074.

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