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Hello, I lived in Belgium for 15 years, from 1995 to 2010. In 2007 I bought an apartment, which I then had to sell in 2009, as I lost my job. The bank refused me permission to sell in the market place as they did not think the offer I received was high enough, and the bank then took over the sale - selling at en even lower price. The bank has been writing to me, with very long intervals of maybe once a year, since i left Belgium trying to recover some €41k they claim I owe them. I have consistently replied that I am not nor have been in a position to repay them. Since I lost my job, the result of a major mental breakdown, I have spent almost two years undergoing therapy and two years on income support. I live with my aunt and I am slowly beginning to look around for a proper job. A full five years have now passed since the apartment was sold by the bank, and I received yesterday an email, in French, from a debt collection agency looking for the amount due, and stating that they will take same from my salary. I am wondering, to what extent a Belgian bank can tap into an Irish salary for debts relating to a Belgian debt? And, is there a limitation on the length this debt can be pursued? Thank you if you can be of assistance to me. David XXX
Yeah, Ok, I'll wait a little longer. David
Thank you Nicola, yes, please close the query and refund the money.