So when does something come up which might raise an issue for settlement? Missing structures (e.g. missing walls), incomplete finishes (e.g. missing tiling, unlaid carpet, etc) or issues which don't allow "fit for purpose" - refer to the industry bodies and Department of Fair Trading for further detail.
I inspected a new development in Eastern Sydney a couple of weeks ago, and on the whole it was a lot more polished than the one I inspected in Ultimo previously. This time there wasn't missing skirting, scratched floor boards, misaligned electrical plates and such. But instead, there were signs of staining to the grout of the bathroom.