Superior Court of California, Appellate Division, Los Angeles
Transfer Denied 5/8/18
from a judgment of the Superior Court of Los Angeles County,
Central Trial Court, No. 17U04777 Lisa K. Sepe-Wiesenfeld,
R. King of the Law Office of Allen R. King, Los Angeles, for
plaintiff and appellant Andy Hsieh.
appearance for defendants and respondents.
McKay, P. J.
residential unlawful detainer matter, plaintiff Andy Hsieh
timely appeals the judgment entered in favor of defendants
Aaron Barrios and Jacqueline Mor after the trial court
granted defendants' motion for judgment on the pleadings.
We find meritorious plaintiff's contention that because
he did not prematurely file the complaint, the trial court
erred by granting defendants' motion for judgment on the
April 22, 2017, plaintiff personally served defendants with a
14-day notice to pay rent or quit (notice) the premises
located at 412 E. 65th Street in Los Angeles, California
90003 (the premises). The notice indicated defendants owed
past due rent in the amount of $8, 400 for the months of
January through April 2017, and instructed defendants how to
make payment to the owner. The notice identified the owner as
Andy Hsieh and Nicole Hsieh. The pertinent parts of the
notice were as follows:
ARE HEREBY REQUIRED within FOURTEEN (14) days after service
on you of this notice to pay the... rent in full to the owner
of the premises, OR to QUIT AND SURRENDER POSSESSION OF THE
Check Payable to: Andy Hsieh
Rent to: Andy Hsiesh
21725 Gateway Center Dr. ...