Appraisers can be really picky about what they feel detracts from the condition of a property. Peeling paint can be considered a condition problem no matter where it is. Sometimes the things that get called out will vary from person to person too.
I know when I bought my house, the municipal inspector who decided whether we got our occupancy permit let 3-4 fairly minor but still technical code violations slide. With a different inspector, we easily could have been forced to fix those things before we were legally allowed to move in.... more