Hi I bought a farmhouse with my step sister in 2000 and in 2007 she bought me out for personal reasons. We live in Canada
Did you have any written agreement between you as to your continued occupancy? If not, likely you have no more "responsibility". Of course, whether you caused any damage to the place (or other issues typical of an occupant moving out), will determine whether step sister would want to assert any claim against you.
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I agree with Mr. Powe, assuming that you have not assumed liability in any document or agreement, e.g., a mortgage, lease, easement, etc.
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I agree with both prior answers, although if this property is also in Canada consult with an attorney in your area to determine whether you would have any continuing obligations under Canadian law.
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