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Hello, my name is ***** ***** I am a licensed California attorney. Were you served with a complaint for unlawful detainer and a summons? I am not sure what you mean by an Unlawful Detainer notice. If you were not served with a complaint and a summons, then there is nothing to reply to.
I apologize, I was in a meeting and just got out. The important document is the proof of service of the summons, not the CP-10.5. You need to see what the proof of service of the summons says. If it shows that you can were personally served, it's harder to contest the service. my guess is that it doesn't show that you were personal served.
As a follow-up you have two options to challenge the service. You can file a motion to quash the service of the summons, or you can not respond to the complaint. You have a short deadline to file the motion because it is an unlawful detainer action.
The justification for a motion to quash would be that the complaint and summons was not properly served on you. If a summons isn't properly served, you don't have an obligation to respond because the court doesn't have personal jurisdiction over you. This, of course, has the danger that if the court doesn't agree you could lose the case. You could also file a demurrer, although a motion to quash would be more proper. Regardless, you have to file a motion within 5 days of service of the complaint. You should go to court to see the proof of service since it has to be filed in court. That could help you decide what to do. You will probably need an attorney if you want to file a motion to ensure that it is done properly.