There is nothing wrong with you. Owners often do not want to rent to a whole group of people, they have limit to the amount of people of , if they are going to pay for the water bill, they want only a couple of persons. It is cheaper for tenants to do it that way but for the landlord, specially if he pays for some of the bills like water etc... So you might want to entice him by paying a few months in advance, showing that you are serious and neat, etc...They want to make sure the neighbors are not affected by parties and noise, that the place is in good shape and order, and they also want to see the credit history of the applicants. If you have a guarantor, or if you have a co-signor on the lease, they will check his records and hold him responsible financially. He should fill in one application form and send it with the contract together with his financials.
Hope you get some help there.
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It's pretty common to find this in areas near Colleges. We have large homes renting to groups of unrelated young people in Westchester often (Loyolla). I don't think the groups are a large as yours, the largest I've seen in 4 people.
Each person has their lease co-signed by a parent who then becomes responsible for payments and any damages that might occur to the property. You might consider breaking the group down a bit, say you and sister and maybe one other person, it might be easier for the owner to consider.
I understand your point, but you have to think of the owner as well. If it's too much of a risk, you can appreciate their views. No one wants to have to get inside a rental and find a big mess inside.
You can offer a very large deposit(two or three times normal) as well as all the cosigners. Give personal references and work references that the owner can call and check on.