Did you pay rent for the last month? If you did, and there is no other basis to serve you with a 3-day notice, then he can not move to evict you. Otherwise, your failure to pay rent is a basis for him to serve you with a 3 day notice to pay or quit.
As Mr. Agarwal pointed out, your landlord or manager may have other grounds for eviction. A 30- or 60-day notice that it had previously given you may have expired, or the lease itself may have run out without renewal.
Yes, the leasing manager can file an unlawful detainer lawsuit against you if there is a legal basis to do so. For example, the eviction could be based upon a 3 day notice to pay rent or quit, or a 3 day notice to perform covenant or quit, or a 3 day notice based upon you creating a nuisance.
Most likely, you will already have moved out by the time any unlawful detainer case is adjudicated.
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Typically before an eviction can be filed some type of notice has to be given beforehand. I would suggest discussing your case with an attorney who can advise you on what is going on and the time frames involved. Evictions can proceed very quickly if you do not properly act to protect your rights.
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