In a new complaint, obtained by The Blast, the 2020 World Series Champion claims he entered into a property management agreement with Cynergy Realty Group, that agreed to receive and collect security deposits and rent payments from his tenants residing at the property. Jansen also claims a licensed salesperson from Cynergy was obligated to deposit the rent and security deposit in a trust account for his benefit.
Kenley Jansen claims the salesperson for Cynergy Realty Group “collected security and rent payments from
the tenants at the Property, deposited the payments into Cynergy’s bank account, withdrew the deposited amounts for his own benefit, and failed to disburse amounts owed” from April 2018 (including security deposit, pet deposit, first and last months’ rent), and March 2019 through November 2019.
The total principal amount of security and rent collected by Cynergy, and
which they failed to disburse to Jansen, is $80,790. Jansen claims Cynergy “intentionally and substantially interfered” with his trust
funds by withdrawing the trust funds for their own use and refusing to disburse the trust funds to him.
Kenley Jansen is asking a judge to award compensatory damages in the principal amount of $80,790.00, plus all amounts he is obligated to pay to the tenants at the Property in connection with the security
deposit, for all costs incurred, for or prejudgment and post-judgment interest at the maximum legal rate, and for attorneys’ fees.
Last year, Jansen filed a separate lawsuit against Cynergy Realty Group, making the new filing the second complaint over his former rental property.
In September of 2020, Jansen was awarded $97,434 as the judgment against Antonio Davis (salesperson for Cynergy) and Cynergy Realty Group, LLC. This amount comprises $95,790.00 as stipulated by the parties based on the conversion of Jansen’s funds and intentional misrepresentations by Cynergy Realty Group, LLC and Antonio Davis, as alleged in the Complaint, and $1,644.00 in attorneys’ fees and costs.
According to Redfin, Jansen sold his rental property for $1,999,000 on September 15, 2020. The LA Times recently reported that Jansen listed the 2,710-square-foot Craftsman-inspired home for $2.15 million.
Kenley Jansen is not the only star on the Los Angeles Dodgers who is dealing with property drama.
As The Blast first reported, third baseman, Justin Turner is currently suing the former owner of his home for over $600,000 in damages, claiming they failed to disclose many issues with the home including mold, the existence of standing water and moisture, and drainage problems.