No, not at all. You most likely performed a move-in check and failed to notice the uninsulated walls and excessive noise. Even if you did, a court would interpret your actions as your acceptance of the problem. Read your lease and follow the steps to file a complaint regarding the thin walls. If you don't, you might be forced to pay extra for insulation or accept living with poor soundproofing.
Thin walls are one of those things that just isn't worth complaining about. Unless you have a roommate who is a pain in the neck or you live in an extremely noisy area, it's unlikely that you will have any problems with the wall thickness.
If you want to complain about the wall thickness, you should do so before you sign the lease. Make sure to ask the leasing company to verify that the property is up to code and if not what the remedies are. If they fail to fix the problem, then look for another apartment before you sign on the dotted line. Also remember that while you may not like the wall thickness, many people enjoy the open concept design that comes with no interior walls.
If you already live in the apartment and have no intention of moving anytime soon, then there is nothing wrong with making use of this trait by bringing friends over to jam out late into the night!
It is your landlord's job to enforce lease provisions and house rules; if a loud tenant does not comply, landlords have the authority to evict them. If your landlord does not stop making excessive and unreasonable noise, you may wish to consider bringing a small claims lawsuit against the landlord for permitting the nuisance.
In California, landlords are required by law to provide "quiet enjoyment" of their tenants' premises. This means that they must not only repair any damage to the property caused by noise levels that are too high, but also cannot charge rent for a substandard experience. Landlords who fail to meet this obligation can be sued by their tenants for lost profits and other damages.
Noise pollution has been recognized as an environmental hazard since 1970, when it was included in the first official list of hazardous pollutants released into our air and water. Since then, its negative effects have been well documented - from hearing loss to stress-related illness - and there are many laws governing its production and release into the environment.
Noise itself does not cause any health problems, but it can lead to injury or disease through two main mechanisms: overexposure and intrusive behavior. Overexposure can occur when someone is unable to avoid noise due to its location or frequency, while intrusive behavior involves acting on behalf of a noisemaker, such as shushing someone else's child or barking orders at a dog.
If your landlord is doing something improper or you are dissatisfied with their behavior, you have the right to file a complaint. For example, if they are not doing repairs for which they are liable. They are harassing you by entering your house without your permission, for example. They may also be complaining about conditions in your house that are beyond your control such as damage from a previous tenant or other residents of the building. In this case, it is known as a "nuisance" lease. You should discuss any issues before you sign the lease. If the problem persists, consider looking for another place to live.
The most common complaints tenants face are lack of heat or hot water, damaged furniture or other property, and bad smells. If you suspect there is someone living in your apartment who isn't you, report it immediately - this person could be illegally subletting your unit or else abusing drugs or alcohol inside your home. Also, be sure to clean up after yourself and your pets - don't leave dishes in the sink or litter on the floor when you go out for the day. Finally, pay your rent on time each month or your landlord may decide to charge you late fees or even evict you entirely.
If you believe your landlord is violating any of your rights as a tenant, you should talk with a lawyer before filing a complaint with their office.