The BEST Episodes of Can't Pay? We'll Take It Away!

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Feb 2, 2020

Network: Channel 5 (UK)

Camera follow teams of High Court Enforcement Agents, dealing with the execution of High Court Writs.

Episode 23

#1 - Episode 23

Season 5 - Episode 23 - Aired Nov 8, 2017

The debt collectors take action to serve a writ issued for the organiser of a music festival.

star 8.50
16 votes
Final Demand

#2 - Final Demand

Season 2 - Episode 11 - Aired Apr 14, 2015

Kevin and Dael serve a writ on a man who owes more than £5,000 for an unpaid bill, but the man turns violent and tries to assault Kevin. Meanwhile, Paul and Steve head up an eviction of a mother and her young daughter, whom Paul is forced to help after the council refuse to step in, and Brian and Kevin play a game of cat and mouse with a debtor when he tries to hide his car in a local pub car park to avoid it being seized.

star 8.50
2 votes
Episode 16

#3 - Episode 16

Season 5 - Episode 16 - Aired Sep 6, 2017

Sheriffs try to recover almost £2400 from a company director for unpaid invoices in Manchester, while agents in Kent chase nearly £4000 owed by a couple for unpaid rent.

star 8.33
6 votes
Episode 35

#4 - Episode 35

Season 5 - Episode 35 - Aired Apr 5, 2018

Gareth and Mitch are on the trail of £2,500 in unpaid parking tickets in Cardiff, and while the debtor is not at home, they notice his car is sporting false number plates and call the police. The duo also face an angry defendant in Swindon when trying to collect £2,000 for unpaid rent on a lock-up, while in Buckinghamshire, Matt and Garry consider seizing a haul of luxury watches to pay more than £16,000 owed to a landlord.

star 8.33
3 votes
Episode 36

#5 - Episode 36

Season 5 - Episode 36 - Aired Apr 12, 2018

Stewart and Elmor set out to evict a tenant from a property in Manchester but when the man claims he knew nothing about the court order tempers begin to fray. A car salesman in Cumbria is not happy about paying £4,500 to a dissatisfied customer, and in Shropshire a pub licensee claims she is unable to pay the rent she owes to her ex-landlord. With emotions running high, can she cut a new deal?

star 8.33
3 votes
Episode 38

#6 - Episode 38

Season 5 - Episode 38 - Aired Apr 26, 2018

Gareth and Mitch collect debts owed for unpaid home improvements, but the debtor claims he has been kicked out of the property. Stewart and Vic chase an unpaid parking fine but must deal with the debtor's protective brother.

star 8.33
3 votes
Episode 20

#7 - Episode 20

Season 5 - Episode 20 - Aired Oct 4, 2017

Max and Steve attempt to calm and situation where a debtor loses his temper. Matt and Garry attempt to help an accountant who is asset rich but cash poor.

star 8.25
20 votes
Episode 8

#8 - Episode 8

Season 5 - Episode 8 - Aired May 10, 2017

Gary and trainee Cona face a case of potential mistaken identity, Del and Max turn detective to confirm another debtor, Paul works with a film producer on the verge of bankruptcy, and Gary is forced to seize a car from a young couple.

star 8.14
7 votes
Episode 24

#9 - Episode 24

Season 5 - Episode 24 - Aired Nov 15, 2017

Gareth and Mitch are in north Devon with a writ to recover more than £8,000 owed by a dissatisfied customer to a supplier of windows and doors. In Nottingham, Stewart and Vic are on an eviction that will test their patience to the limits, with a landlord who wants his property back after months of rent arrears and alleged anti-social behaviour.

star 8.11
18 votes
Episode 20

#10 - Episode 20

Season 4 - Episode 20 - Aired Nov 2, 2016

Paul and Ben attend the eviction of a mother and daughter from their flat, but discover their door has been reinforced with irresistible steel, which the locksmith is unable to drill through. Brian and Del call upon an East London garage to reclaim £7,000 to a dissatisfied customer, but find the business – and the customer's vehicle – in a state of disrepair. Paul and Steve attend an eviction where they find the occupants have been subletting from the tenant, not the landlord, but come up against a language barrier. Brian and Del call upon a woman who has acted as guarantor on her sister's tenancy agreement, but with her sister now £10,000 in arrears, is forced to take responsibility for the debt.

star 8.09
35 votes
Episode 9

#11 - Episode 9

Season 5 - Episode 9 - Aired May 17, 2017

Matt and Gary face an angry mob at a high-performance car dealer. Gary and Cona's straightforward case turns into sensitive when a father's backstory is revealed.

star 8.00
3 votes
Episode 15

#12 - Episode 15

Season 5 - Episode 15 - Aired Aug 30, 2017

In Coventry, the sheriffs chase £10,000 owed by a publican to a contractor. The property appears to be empty, but after finding an ingenious method of entry, Matt and Garry are confronted by a surprised and angry landlord. Meanwhile, agents Max and Steve head to central London to try to recover almost £8,000 owed to a firm of accountants

star 8.00
11 votes
Episode 17

#13 - Episode 17

Season 5 - Episode 17 - Aired Sep 13, 2017

Max and Steve have a writ to recover a disputed debt owed by the owner of a bridal shop, and also face a challenging eviction. Gary and Cona are chasing money owed by a small business, and recovering vet fees.

star 8.00
13 votes
Episode 19

#14 - Episode 19

Season 5 - Episode 19 - Aired Sep 27, 2017

Matt and Garry face a threatening situation when they try to recover some unpaid nursery fees, a young driver's failure to pay some parking fines cause a family ructions.

star 8.00
13 votes
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#15 -

Season 3 - Episode 14 - Aired Apr 14, 2015

star 8.00
2 votes
Episode 6

#16 - Episode 6

Season 5 - Episode 6 - Aired Apr 26, 2017

A debtor in London ties his car to a tree to stop agents taking it in payment, a church ministry owes rent and a barber owes a business consultancy.

star 7.83
6 votes
Episode 8

#17 - Episode 8

Season 4 - Episode 8 - Aired May 18, 2016

Paul and Steve evict a tenant who owes more than £8,000 in rent arrears, but discover her property has been sub-let and that she has multiple occupants living there. Brian and Alan attempt to reclaim more than £7,000 from a drainage firm who owe money to a former supplier, but discover the debtor has very few assets to offset the debt. Paul and Steve then attend an eviction in North London, where the tenant has been behind on her rent for nearly six years – but to their surprise find a menagerie of electrical goods including TVs, laptops, games consoles and designer clothing. Brian and Del try to reclaim £38,000 owed by a café owner in unpaid rent.

star 7.80
50 votes
Episode 4

#18 - Episode 4

Season 5 - Episode 4 - Aired Apr 12, 2017

The High Court Enforcement Agents hear a call to arms, get tangled in a family's convoluted web and Paul takes a blow from some shop shutters.

star 7.80
5 votes
Episode 19

#19 - Episode 19

Season 4 - Episode 19 - Aired Oct 26, 2016

Gareth and Craig pursue the owner of a roofing business who owes £3,000 to a loan company, but on arrival at the property, the occupant denies the debtor lives at the property. Steve and Phil attend an eviction in South London, and find a family living in the back of a disused shop, which has been sub-let by the tenant. Gareth and Craig attend a farmhouse, where the debtor owes £5,700 in unpaid vets bills, but the debtor claims she has been making regular payments to the claimant – a fact which the agents discover is correct. Paul and Steve attempt to reclaim £30,000 owed by a dry cleaning business, but the proprietor claims he is broke, until Paul makes a shocking discovery.

star 7.76
25 votes
Episode 15

#20 - Episode 15

Season 4 - Episode 15 - Aired Sep 28, 2016

Stewart and Vic attempt to reclaim £5,000 owed by a customer to a garage for repair work on a damaged van, but the debtor immediately becomes aggressive and calls upon a local Anti-Bailiff protest group to come and confront the agents. Del and Dael attempt to reclaim nearly £7,000 owed by a man to his ex-girlfriend. When they threaten to remove the debtor's girlfriend's possessions, the situation becomes heated. Stewart and Vic attempt to reclaim £6,500 owed by a garage in consultancy fees, but the debtor refuses to take responsibility for the writ. Del and Dael visit a woman who owes £3,700 in solicitor's fees, but are forced to take a risky gamble to secure payment.

star 7.74
23 votes
Episode 14

#21 - Episode 14

Season 5 - Episode 14 - Aired Jun 21, 2017

The High Court Enforcement Agents tackle a surprisingly violent travel agent and a tricky shop owner and a neighbour at war.

star 7.71
7 votes
Episode 18

#22 - Episode 18

Season 4 - Episode 18 - Aired Oct 19, 2016

Del and Dael attempt to reclaim £1,900 owed by a young mum who has defaulted on a payment plan, but discover she has no assets they could possibly seize to offset the debt. Meanwhile, Gareth and Craig attempt to reclaim £45,000 owed by the director of an online clothing business to a former distributor, but are alarmed when on their second visit to the property, they find a stash of guns. Del and Dael visit an Indian takeaway owner who owes more than £22,000 in legal fees from a previous eviction, but when the debtor refuses to pay, they are forced to call upon Brian and Graham to help remove goods. Gareth and Craig visit a pensioner who owes £3,900 to a firm of solicitors.

star 7.71
31 votes
Episode 21

#23 - Episode 21

Season 4 - Episode 21 - Aired Nov 9, 2016

Stewart, Iain, Paul, Steve and Ben attend a mass eviction of squatters from a disused nursery in South-West London, but come up against barricades, bolted doors and a number of angry residents. Gareth and Craig call upon a young mum who owes £6,500 in solicitor's bills, but she claims she has no assets that could possibly offset the debt. Paul and Steve attend the eviction of a mum and her two children, whose father has supposedly disappeared and left her with more than £6,000 of rent arrears. The woman disputes the eviction and claims she has repaid the landlord as he requested. Gareth and Craig head out in search of the director of a textiles business who owes £10,000.

star 7.69
36 votes
Episode 11

#24 - Episode 11

Season 4 - Episode 11 - Aired Aug 31, 2016

Del and Dael attempt to reclaim £3,500 owed by a man to a van rental business, but on arrival at the property, find themselves in the middle of a bitter dispute between father and son, which leads to death threats. Paul and Steve evict a former actor from his £1,200 a month one-room bedsit following an end-of-tenancy agreement, but are shocked by the quality of his living conditions. Brian and Del attend the King William Hotel in London to reclaim £6,500 owed to a supplier, but are forced to start removing goods when the owner claims he cannot pay. Paul and Steve attend a property repossession in Tottenham, but are caught in the middle of a dispute between tenant and landlord.

star 7.68
25 votes
Episode 7

#25 - Episode 7

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired Oct 29, 2014

High Court enforcement officers Paul and Steve make an extraordinary discovery inside a locked bedroom, and immediately call for police back-up. Brian and Graham head to Swindon Town football club to recover a debt, while Paul and Ben have difficulty evicting a couple from a house in Kent after learning they have six children and nowhere else to go

star 7.68
28 votes