Just because the date of the 3 day notice to pay rent or quit is different from the date that the notice was actually served on you does not make the notice invalid. The 3 day period commences on the date that it was served. The day after the service is counted as day 1. As for the validity of the notice itself, there is insufficient information in your post. A tenant's attorney would need to examine it to properly advise you. Assuming the 3 day notice is otherwise valid, you must either pay the rent in full or move out by the end of the 3rd day, or else the landlord will file an unlawful detainer lawsuit to evict you.
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The date on the notice will not necessarily make the notice invalid. As stated, the three day time period begins to run when the notice is served. Assuming that the notice is valid, you should expect that the landlord will file an unlawful detainer proceeding against you to regain possession of the premises. Contact an attorney to discuss your options and possible defense representation.
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