Chrissy Flanagan, the ex-partner of the tenant Anthony Albanese is trying to evict reveals why his rent is so low

The ex-partner of the tenant Anthony Albanese is evicting from one of his properties has revealed why the rent on the Sydney home remained so low at $680 a week.

On Wednesday, Jim Flanagan begged the Prime Minister not to make him homeless after being issued him with a 90-day notice to vacate the three-bedroom townhouse in Dulwich Hill in Sydney's inner-west.

But in a recent TikTok live video filmed in March, his ex-partner, comedian Chrissy Flanagan revealed that her name was still on the lease, even though she moved out months ago.

She now lives in a 'glam shed' in nearby Marrickville, which is also in the prime minister's federal electorate of Grayndler.

'Albo is not still my landlord.....but yeah, my ex still lives in Albo's house,' Ms Flanagan explained.

'My name is still on the lease because I don't want his, my ex's rent to go up, so I'm just being overly generous because Albo gave us discounted rent at the start of the pandemic because we were small business people.'

Chrissy Flanagan (pictured right), the ex-partner of the man Anthony Albanese (pictured left) is evicting from one of his properties, has revealed why the rent on the home remained so low

Chrissy Flanagan (pictured right), the ex-partner of the man Anthony Albanese (pictured left) is evicting from one of his properties, has revealed why the rent on the home remained so low

Chrissy Flanagan (pictured) revealed  her name was still on the lease, even though she moved out months ago

Chrissy Flanagan (pictured) revealed  her name was still on the lease, even though she moved out months ago

Ms Flanagan also revealed that she maintains a personal relationship with Mr Albanese and is still 'semi friends with him.

'Obviously, I haven't spoken to him since he became Prime Minister because he's been very f****** busy, but you know if I saw him on the street he would 100 per cent know me and kiss me,' she said.

Ms Flanagan refused to weigh on the saga between her ex and his landlord on Thursday, telling news.com.au that it was a matter between the two men.

Ms Flanagan previously told Daily Mail Australia that Mr Albanese was a good landlord who cut their rent by 25 per cent during the pandemic.

'Not every politician is the same in private as they are in public,' she said at the time.

'I just think if you get these little glimpses of what someone's actually like, when no one's looking, that tells you something.

'It's just a small reflection of what a person is like in private as to what they might be like when they have the opportunity to live their values more broadly.'

Ms Flanagan (left) said she had a personal relationship with Mr Albanese (right), saying 'I'm like semi friends with him'

Ms Flanagan (left) said she had a personal relationship with Mr Albanese (right), saying 'I'm like semi friends with him'

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Ms Flanagan and her former partner used to run a bar and restaurant together called Sausage Factory - which is now closed

Mr Albanese used to be a customer and was previously pictured with Ms Flanagan holding strings of sausages.

The Prime Minister famously grew up in public housing in Sydney, but now owns a mortgage-free bungalow in Marrickville and the Dulwich Hill townhouse.

He splits his time between The Lodge in Canberra and Kirribilli House in Sydney, rent and mortgage-free.

A shocked Mr Flanagan got the eviction notice from his real estate agent on May 8, telling him Mr Albanese 'could be selling the house at some stage'.

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He went public with his eviction notice on Wednesday, calling it a 'crippling blow'.

This was despite Mr Albanese reducing the rent for Mr Flanagan and his then partner to $680 a week during the pandemic and not raising it since.

The market rate for a three-bedroom property in the area is currently around $800 a week.

Mr Flanagan was spurred into trying to stay on in the house after reading about the government's $1.9billion package to slash rental costs for vulnerable people announced in Tuesday's Federal Budget.

'It just doesn't sit well when (Mr Albanese) is trying to be sympathetic with the majority of Australians who are, like me, finding the current climate extremely challenging,' he said.

But on Thursday, the Prime Minister slapped down Mr Flanagan's plea, claiming he has been a good landlord.

'The person who's in the property, in his own words, says I have been a more than fair owner of that property,' Mr Albanese told ABC Radio National host Patricia Karvelas.

The Prime Minister said he was 'entitled' to sell the property before his upcoming wedding to partner Jodie Haydon.

Mr Albanese was asked if he would consider allowing Mr Flanagan to stay in the property a little longer.

Jim Flanagan (pictured) has begged his landlord Anthony Albanese to not kick him out onto the street after he received an eviction notice

Jim Flanagan (pictured) has begged his landlord Anthony Albanese to not kick him out onto the street after he received an eviction notice

'Well, he's refused to have discussions with the real estate agent,' Mr Albanese claimed.

'That's a matter for him. I wish him well. He has been well looked after for a long period of time.

'I am entitled to make decisions in my personal life including selling a property that I own because I wish to move on in my personal life in a different direction.

'The property was bought when my personal circumstances were different.

'He's lived there for four years. There were other people there at the time and his personal circumstances have changed.'

Mr Flanagan also spoke on radio on Thursday, saying he had 'never refuted or disputed' that the Prime Minister didn't have the right to evict him.

'He is absolutely entitled to issue a termination notice, 100 per cent. I have nothing against Albo personally. Or property owners,' he said.

'But I guess there's just … when you're a renter, there is a power disconnect between landlords and renters.

'Ideally, I guess we're just looking for a little bit more of a considerate approach when it comes to evictions, terminations issues, notices to vacate.

'And I guess I was just a little surprised that I wasn't afforded that.'

Mr Flanagan has been given 90 days to vacate the Dulwich Hill property (pictured)

Mr Flanagan has been given 90 days to vacate the Dulwich Hill property (pictured)

Anthony Albanese also owns this Marrickville home (pictured), which is being rented out

Anthony Albanese also owns this Marrickville home (pictured), which is being rented out

Mr Flanagan said he 'certainly wasn't seeking to ambush the Prime Minister'.

'I did call out before the story ran that I'd been approached by the media so I gave them absolutely every opportunity to respond.

'Unfortunately, I didn't receive a response to those emails.'

The Prime Minister's property portfolio has previously been estimated to be worth about $5million, although he has since sold a two-bedroom unit in Canberra, in 2022.

Mr Albanese bought the Dulwich Hill property for $1.175 million in 2015 and it's now estimated to be worth between $1.9 and $2.2million.

He rents out his former home in Marrickville, which has a backyard pool, for $1,350 a week.

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