The BEST Episodes of Can't Pay? We'll Take It Away!
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Oct 17, 2020
Network: Channel 5 (UK)
Camera follow teams of High Court Enforcement Agents, dealing with the execution of High Court Writs.
#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.
#2 - 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.
#3 - 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.
#4 - 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?
#5 - 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.
#6 - 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.
#7 - 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.
#8 - 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.
#9 - 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.
#10 - Christmas Special
Season 3 - Episode 14 - Aired Dec 23, 2015
The debt collection agents grapple with emotional evictions and moral dilemmas during the festive period, including a young family in Crystal Palace who are made homeless when the landlord repossesses their home because he wants to redevelop the property. The eviction comes as a shock to the family as they are up-to-date with their rent, but have just one hour to gather their belongings. Plus, an acrimonious divorce in Chessington comes to a head when the estranged wife obtains a writ to reclaim the house, and an off-licence owner in Hampshire with unpaid rent of more than £5,000 battles to keep his business open just as everything shuts down for the holidays.
#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.
#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
#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.
#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.
#15 - 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.
#16 - 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.
#17 - 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.
#18 - 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.
#19 - 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.
#20 - 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.
#21 - 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.
#22 - 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.
#23 - 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.
#24 - 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
#25 - Episode 5
Season 5 - Episode 5 - Aired Apr 19, 2017
The Agents try to recover more than £12.000 owed by a jeweller to one of his suppliers and chase up more than £5000 owed by a tenant to her former landlord for rent arrears.