771. Reasonableness in regard to making of possession order.

Where possession is sought under one of the discretionary grounds, the court must also be satisfied that it is reasonable to make an possession order1. In determining whether it is reasonable to make an order for possession the judge is entitled to take into account all the circumstances, as they exist at the date of hearing2, in a broad commonsense way3. He ought normally, however, to proceed on the assumption that domestic law strikes a fair balance and is compatible with the tenant's Convention rights under the Human Rights Act 19984. Any facts which amount to hardship on landlord