On these facts, you have been advised incorrectly.
You cannot have an assured short hold tenancy because the landlady lives in
the same property. You therefore occupy on a licence and a licence can be
terminated on reasonable notice.
You can rely on the original verbal agreement to stay until May but she
will deny that there was such an agreement.
Reasonable notice would be between one week and two months depending on how
long you had been in occupation and as you had six weeks, I think that is
However, based upon the fact that you have given me, she is indeed entitled
when the notice expires, the lock you out of the property and put your
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