I have had exactly the same with the washing machine. The washing machine is broken but as far as I am aware it’s impossible for the user to do this. It just happens. Time for a new one.
You are a lodger and therefore in the absence of any agreement to the contrary, you are only obliged to give one months notice. By the same token however the landlord/landlady is only obliged to give you one months notice.
Although it doesn’t necessarily apply in respect of a lodging agreement, any disposal (which includes a mortgage a sale or lease) of property has to be “evidenced in writing and signed by the parties”
my argument in your favour therefore is the email wasn’t signed and therefore it doesn’t comply with the requirements of the Law of Property Act 1925. As such, the verbal agreement to extend to 2021 is not binding and you only have to give one months notice.
If the landlady feels different, she’s going to have to issue Small Claims Court proceedings against you.
Incidentally, it is only one month notice, not three regardless of the Corona Virus Act.
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