Repairs to shared roof
I'd be grateful for advice - or better still, other's experience - on the question of repairs to a common roof.An expatriate neighbour of mine suffered quite a bit of damage in the recent L'aquila earthquake. Their house is directly above a local person's house, and that lower house was undamaged. The expat doesn't have residency in Italy.Following media commentary here in Abruzzo, I don't see my (expat) neighbour getting any public assistance towards the repair of the house, (or if they do, they are likely to be at the end of the queue), simply due to their not having residency here.The downstairs neighbour may be eligible for public assistance, as it is his place of residence. But, his home hasn't been damaged, although the walls at the top of the building (the expat's property) seem to be bulging out, and hence need some work, including the seismic "collar".The neighbour downstairs is anxious about the building having an earthquake collar fitted to the top of the walls. He's quite willing to try to use his eligibility for public assistance to try to help fund the seismic protection work, but does not want that work to be dependent upon whether it gets public help or not.My question to Forum members would be whether any of them have had experience of similar situations, and how they were able to overcome it?Sorry if this is rather convoluted, but its probably not a unique issue in the area affected by the earthquake....thanks.