What is the test for having a void space on a basement floor?

Saskatchewan, Canada


The following excerpt is from Walsh and Walsh v. Marathon Investments Ltd. and Headway Corporation Ltd., 1983 CanLII 2587 (SK CA):

The learned trial judge concluded that the respondents were entitled to a void space constructed basement floor. He relied on the decision in Cotton v. Wallis, [1955] 1 W.L.R. 1168 (C.A.) wherein it was stated that the quality of the work should match the price of the house.

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