Yes, just because you successfully quashed service of the summons, it doesn't mean you can't be evicted. Your landlord can still evict you in one of several ways. He could properly re-serve the original summons and complaint. He could re-file a new unlawful detainer complaint based upon a 3 day notice to pay rent or quit. Or he could wait until the 30 days expires and file a new unlawful detainer complaint based on the 30 day notice of termination.
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So you won and the LL lost. Now the clock starts over and he seems like he is trying to cover all his bases by giving a 3 day and a 30 day. I believe he is within his rights to go through with the 3-day route rather than wait the 30 days.
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To answer your comment question, once the notice period expires and you have not either paid or moved out, he will file another Unlawful Detainer action, to which you should file an Answer or, if the circumstances are right, a demurrer or another Motion to Quash service.
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He can try to bring another UD upon the exipration of the notice period. You can then assert whatever arguments you wish to make in response to the complaint. Perhaps you can try to negotiate a resolution out of court. Anyway good luck and perhaps getting some legal advice would be helpful.