Lars - Erik Lövden had followed other Social Democrats in standing against rental apartments being turned into tenant-owned flats.
Those who rent flats in buildings turned into right to buy apartments are offered their flat at a cheaper rate.
Lövden is buying his rented apartment in the exclusive Östermalm area of Stockholm for a figure nearly half its estimated worth. He hasn’t lived there since 2003.
Lövden said in a statement that he wasn’t receiving any special treatment as all other tenants in the building had been offered the same deal.