About Us

National Quantity Surveying Firm

Property Returns is a national quantity surveying firm, specialising in property tax depreciation schedules for residential and commercial buildings. Backed with 40 years experience, we provide a superior service at an affordable price. We guarantee that our tax depreciation schedules will ensure investors claim the maximum legitimate deductions and increase their cashflow.

Our quantity surveyors and registered tax agents assess the specific circumstances of each investor to optimise depreciation benefits. Each schedule will identify all plant and equipment assets and capital works deductions for the lifetime of each property, focusing savings in the first five years after settlement.

James Hannah – Founding Partner

James is Australia’s pre-eminent expert on property tax depreciation. Founding Australia’s first tax depreciation firms in the 1980s, he has overseen over 100,000 property schedules. Property Returns is the culmination of his career, with a vision to make his knowledge accessible to all investors at an affordable price.

He is entrusted by Australia’s leading corporations such as BHP and Shell International, and developers including Raptis, Divine, and Ray White Homes to advise on billions of dollars worth of property assets. James also regularly presents at universities and investor groups, and has authored many articles for publications including Australian Property Magazine, My Wealth, and the Courier Mail

Liam Hannah – Managing Partner (Director) BAppSc, AIQS (Affil.)

A Quantity Surveyor, Liam launched his career with international firms Rider Levett Bucknell and Davis Langdon/Seth International. He has advised on major projects including the Queensland Gallery of Modem Art, Gold Coast Desalination Plant and The Intercontinental Resort Fiji.

After starting his own quantity surveying practice, he was appointed Managing Director of Property Returns in 2009. His knowledge in construction, cost planning and property development equips him with a full understanding of the opportunities and pitfalls of property investing.

With a modern approach and natural business acumen, he has built on Property Returns solid foundation to offer a dynamic, proactive and high quality service that caters to everyday property investors.


“As a first-time property investor, it was great experience dealing with Property Returns who really helped me to understand how depreciation works, the benefits of obtaining a schedule and why I should not be paying over $600 for a depreciation schedule. I now know when to contact them in future for more savings, and property”

Nick G. Brisbane
“Being an avid property investor, our portfolio consists of both commercial and residential property. Liam’s expertise and quick turnaround made it easily effective to get several schedules for different properties located around Australia to my accountant over the year. I’ve saved thousands in tax thanks to Liam and the team at Property Returns.”
Kath S. Sydney

“Liam has a deep understanding of tax depreciation and I’ve enjoyed working with him to help my clients maximise their tax savings. Property Returns has looked after my clients well for many years.”

Manu Gupta - Principle , M G Arthur & Associates

‘I’ve worked closely with Liam for many years. He’s great with clients and always works in their best interests. I’d happy refer my friends, clients and colleagues to Property Returns for a tax depreciation schedule.

Peter Gordon - Founder, Investo Property

We donate a proportion of our profits to support not-for-profit charities