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It is up to you. A lease is valid and binding from the moment it is signed. Regardless of whether it was still being marketed, you had a valid lease and could not have entered into a new lease without a release of the original lease.
So, the fact that the ad was still running is irrelevant to the enforceability of the lease.
You can settle with them if you want, but you are entitled to enforce the lease signed by the tenants.
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